When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know About OxyContin and Other Prescription Drugs

When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know About OxyContin and Other Prescription Drugs

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by Drew Pinsky, Marvin D. Seppala, Robert J. Meyers, John Gardin
     
 

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Americans, it seems, have a history of self-medicating for pain. The high profile and increasingly widespread cases of prescription pain medication abuse that we're seeing today serve as the latest chapter in America's long-standing love/hate relationship with painkilling drugs. In this fascinating, informative, and timely book, Dr. Drew Pinsky and other leading… See more details below

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Americans, it seems, have a history of self-medicating for pain. The high profile and increasingly widespread cases of prescription pain medication abuse that we're seeing today serve as the latest chapter in America's long-standing love/hate relationship with painkilling drugs. In this fascinating, informative, and timely book, Dr. Drew Pinsky and other leading experts in the fields of addiction and recovery discuss why Americans are using drugs such as OxyContin and Vicodin, how American's used and abused other painkillers in the past, what makes some people vulnerable to addiction, and how to get help for yourself or a family member in trouble with drugs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592851072
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
916,896
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 7.14(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Drew Pinsky, M.D., is program medical director of chemical dependency services at Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California. He is co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show Loveline and the long-running MTV program of the same name. He is author of the best-selling book Cracked: Putting Lives Together Again. Dr. Pinsky is a correspondent for ABC News, Good Morning America, and a regular contributor for CNN. When he is not spending time with his wife Susan and their eleven-year-old triplets he lectures throughout the country and can be seen frequently providing commentary for television talk shows.

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