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Opium Eater: The New Confessions
North Americans are the world's most compulsive and prolific users of legal opioids. Carlyn Zwarenstein, diagnosed with an inflammatory spine disease as a young mother, eventually turned to them to manage her pain. A Globe & Mail Best 100 Books of 2016, and shortlisted for the Canadian Science Writers' Association general audience book award for books published in 2016 ...more
Paperback, Print edition, 117 pages
Published June 2016 by Nonvella Publishing
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Opium Eater is a small but mighty book. Carlyn deftly weaves together her personal narrative with history and science to craft an engaging and informative book about pain, the health care system + the use of opioids. It is a chilling reminder of how steep the slope is to prescription drug overuse. Opium Eater is a must-read book in this era of tragic loss of human life due to opioid overdose...
Carlyn Zwarenstein lives in Toronto. A long-time freelance writer, she writes on medicine, literature, travel, and mental states. She's the author of Opium Eater: The New Confessions (2016), a Globe & Mail Best Book of 2016, shortlisted for the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada's 2016 general audience book award, and taught on university courses in English literature, social work, an ...more