The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence On Opioids And Other Drugs

The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence On Opioids And Other Drugs


A groundbreaking, “timely and well-written” (Booklist, starred review) guide to 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. “Comprehensive…well-informed and accessible” (Kirkus Reviews), The Addiction Solution provides invaluable help, comfort, and hope.

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  • AddictionSolution 01 OpenCredits
    Duration: 18s
  • AddictionSolution 02 Dedication AuthorsNote
    Duration: 07min
  • AddictionSolution 03 Introduction
    Duration: 15min
  • AddictionSolution 04 Part1 Ch1
    Duration: 36min
  • AddictionSolution 05 Ch2
    Duration: 24min
  • AddictionSolution 06 Ch3
    Duration: 26min
  • AddictionSolution 07 Part2 Ch4
    Duration: 24min
  • AddictionSolution 08 Ch5
    Duration: 26min
  • AddictionSolution 09 Ch6a
    Duration: 41min
  • AddictionSolution 10 Ch6b
    Duration: 01h13min
  • AddictionSolution 11 Ch7
    Duration: 16min
  • AddictionSolution 12 Ch8
    Duration: 16min
  • AddictionSolution 13 Part3 Ch9
    Duration: 15min
  • AddictionSolution 14 Appendix
    Duration: 26min
  • AddictionSolution 15 CloseCredits
    Duration: 33s