The Addiction Solution by Lloyd I. Sederer audiobook

The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs

By Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Read by Arthur Morey

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501179440

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781508263531

  • ISBN: 9781508257448

Runtime: 5.87 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A groundbreaking examination of addiction from a psychiatrist and public health doctor, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and communities dealing with substance use and abuse.

Written with warmth, accessibility, and vast authority, The Addiction Solution is a practical guide through the world of drug use and abuse and addiction treatment. Here, Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, brings together scientific and clinical knowledge, policy suggestions, and case studies to describe our current drug crisis and establish a clear path forward to recovery and health. In a time when so many people are affected by the addiction epidemic, when 142 people die of overdoses every day in the United States, principally from opioids, Sederer’s decades of wisdom and clinical experience are needed more than ever before.

With a timely focus on opioids, Sederer takes us through the proven essentials of addiction treatment and explains why so many of our current policies, like the lingering remnants of the War on Drugs, fail to help drug users, their families, and their wider communities. He identifies a key insight, often overlooked in popular and professional writing about addiction and its treatment: namely, that people who use drugs do so to meet specific needs, and that drugs may be the best solution those people currently have. Writing with generosity and empathy about the many Americans who use illicit and prescribed substances, Sederer lays out specific, evidence-based, researched solutions to the prevention and problems of drug use, including exercise, medications, therapy, recovery programs, and community services. In this challenging time, The Addiction Solution provides practical help, comfort, and hope.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dr. Sederer writes with clarity and compassion, and suggests sensible and humane answers. This book is impressive, timely, and valuable.” Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Timely and well-written…Draws on many cultural sources to reveal the complex social and personal factors underlying addiction and encourage empathy.” Booklist (starred review)
“Impressive and highly readable…A needed and timely volume for those who are fighting addiction and their families, as well as for all of us who live in a world increasingly riven by substance abuse.” Andrew Solomon, New York Times bestselling author
“Scholarly and informative…This book will prove invaluable.” Publishers Weekly
“A humane and intelligent book.” Johann Hari, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Lloyd I. Sederer MD

Author Bio: Lloyd I. Sederer MD

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, is the author of a dozen books and over 500 articles in the fields of mental health and addictions, as well as film, TV, theater, and book reviews. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health; Contributing Writer for US News & World Report; and Chief Medical Officer for the NYS Office of Mental Health, the nation’s largest state mental health agency.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 5.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English