Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction: A Guide to Coping and Understanding [NOOK Book]

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This newly revised third edition delves into the most widely abused narcotic in the U.S.—prescription drugs. The book offers help to those suffering from this type of addiction as well as their families. The topics discussed include dynamics of addiction and the newest treatment options, who is at risk for addiction, why more teens are abusing prescription drugs, the symptoms of withdrawal, and methods of intervention for family members. Personal stories from ...

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Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction: A Guide to Coping and Understanding

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Overview

This newly revised third edition delves into the most widely abused narcotic in the U.S.—prescription drugs. The book offers help to those suffering from this type of addiction as well as their families. The topics discussed include dynamics of addiction and the newest treatment options, who is at risk for addiction, why more teens are abusing prescription drugs, the symptoms of withdrawal, and methods of intervention for family members. Personal stories from addicts who describe their journeys into recovery are also included.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This well-documented book presents the subject in an authoritative manner. Recommended as an addition to consumer health collections."  —Consumer Connection

"This book is a unique and valuable resource. It is concise and easy to read, yet it's comprehensive, thoroughly researched and contains outstanding authoritative references."  —Alan S. Hollister, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine and pharmacology, University of Colorado, on the first edition

"This book fills a long-standing void—that of the need for education about the rampant abuse of prescription medication."  —Jean Sheffield, pharmacist and member, Texas Pharmacy Association, on the first edition

"As a physician working with the problems of addiction, I strongly recommend this book. Prescription drug abuse has not received the attention it deserves. This books sheds light on an important and compelling issue."  —David Smith, MD, president, Society of Addiction Medicine, on the first edition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886039117
  • Publisher: Addicus Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Third Edition, Third edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 487,136
  • File size: 316 KB

Meet the Author

Rod Colvin has served on an advisory panel for the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Columbia University, which did a landmark study on prescription drug abuse. He also maintains the popular website: prescriptiondrugaddiction.com. His previous books are Prescription Drug Abuse and Precription Drug Addiction. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     xi
Coping with Addiction     1
Understanding Addiction     3
Voices of Recovery     21
Treatment for Addiction     52
Insights on Recovery from Addiction Medicine Physicians     70
Support for Families     89
Pain Management and Addiction     107
Seniors: At Risk for Drug Misuse and Addiction     115
Obtaining Fraudulent Prescriptions     123
Diverting Drugs from Doctors     125
Diverting Drugs from Pharmacies     130
Efforts to Curb Drug Abuse     139
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs     141
Law Enforcement Efforts     149
In Closing     157
Appendix A     159
Appendix B     163
Resources     169
Index     174
About the Author     187
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