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The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs

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A groundbreaking examination of 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,
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by Scribner
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Tree
Jun 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked the discussion of the underlying reasons for addiction in our society and that the best solution is prevention. We need to prevent ACEs - Adverse Childhood Experiences - such as abuse, neglect, poverty. We currently use consequences and control to combat addiction, costly approaches that aren't working. I liked the examples of people who got addicted and why. Billie Holiday's story is the saddest story ever. The rest of the book is uneven and pithy, giving the same old unhelpful advice o ...more
Gabbi Levy
My interview with Dr. Lloyd Sederer:

AN OPIOID EPIDEMIC IS ravaging the nation, and American families, public health officials and lawmakers are in search of solutions that can both stem the tide of legal and illegal drugs flooding their communities and provide effective, accessible methods to help release those hooked from the grip of addiction.

In his new book, psychiatrist and the chief medical officer of the New York State Office of Mental Health Dr. Lloyd Sederer, describes the scope of the c
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Megan Mosley
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book covers a lot of ground. Each chapter could be its own book, but I liked the broadness of it. Dr. Sederer discusses addiction in the context of American society at large, the context of the medical community, and the context of the individual, their family, and their treatment. There are enough brief case studies to keep it interesting. I also felt that what could have quickly become a politically motivated rant on policy was discussed with some nuance which demonstrated that solutions ...more
Joshua Lawson
Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: addiction
This is one of the best books on addiction from a medical professional that I've yet to read. Dr. Sederer handles the subject comprehensively, and he does not shy away from denouncing the ignorance of America's War on Drugs. May his tribe increase.
Rick Presley
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the clearest clinical discussions of the addiction crisis in the US. Rather than concentrating on opioid abuse, he covers all abused substances. A must read for anyone wanting to be informed about addiction treatment.
Monica C.
Oct 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
This was more like 3.5 for me. Very broad overview of various addictions problems, interesting and informative but not profound. I was looking for a bit more I suppose.
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