When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know About OxyContin and other Prescription Drugs by Drew Pinsky, Marvin D. Seppala, Robert J. Meyers, John Gardin | | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
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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Whether prescribed by a physician as OxyContin or purchased on the street as ''hillbilly heroin,'' painkilling drugs are extremely effective in eliminating physical, emotional, and psychological distress. The problem is that these drugs are also incredibly addictive. Misuse of and addiction to prescription pain medications has become America's latest, complex, and

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Whether prescribed by a physician as OxyContin or purchased on the street as ''hillbilly heroin,'' painkilling drugs are extremely effective in eliminating physical, emotional, and psychological distress. The problem is that these drugs are also incredibly addictive. Misuse of and addiction to prescription pain medications has become America's latest, complex, and alarming drug abuse trend. In fact, an estimated 2.6 million people currently use prescription pain relievers non-medically-a dangerous practice that could quickly reach epidemic proportionsBest-selling author Drew Pinsky, M.D., and five other leading experts offer practical, plainspoken, and much-needed information about addiction to painkilling drugs. They will help you understand: * How addiction to painkilling medication develops* What to do if a family member is addicted* What happens in addiction treatment *Why addiction is a family disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592857784
Publisher:
Hazelden Publishing
Publication date:
06/03/2009
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
475,950
File size:
1 MB

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