When Painkillers Become Dangerous: What Everyone Needs to Know about Oxycontin and Other Prescription Drugs
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.