Opiate Addiction by Taite Adams
Opiate Addiction by Taite Adams
It's long title is Opiate Addiction: The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and The Way Out. This is a detailed read on opiates of every form from someone who has used and abused them, and then found recovery. Taite Adams does a great job of being thorough without being overly technical and confusing for the layperson. She even gives a fascinating history of opiates, including their use, abuse and glorification through the ages. While opiates come in different forms, they work on the brain in a similar fashion and she takes the time to explain just what these substances are doing to a person's brain, both with use and abuse.
As many opiate users tend view themselves as unique in some form or fashion, Adams caters to this by dedicating individual chapters in the book to such things as: Vicodin Addiction, Percocet Addiction, Morphine Addiction, Oxycodone Addiction and then spends quite a bit of time talking about heroin and it's new wave of popularity that she, rightly, attributes to the painkiller epidemic in this country. As Taite is a recovering addict herself, she spends time weaving parts of her own story throughout the book that give it both a personal touch and infuse a ton of credibility into her statements. She talks about the recovery process from opiate addiction and what it takes to get free from the grip of opiates and heroin. There are chapters dedicated to detox and even some detailed discussions on opiate replacement therapy (ORT), which is always a controversial subject.
First published in 2013, Opiate Addiction is the #1 Selling book on Amazon's for search terms such as "opiates" and "opiate addiction", and for good reason. With reviews such as "Best Opiates Book I've Found", "Balance and Thorough Book on Opiates", and "Educational and Informative".
This book is a winner. It deals with one of society's most dreadful and sometimes unnoticed epidemic, painkiller addiction. Adams illustrates through research and from a personal perspective, the effects of heroin and painkiller addiction not just to the addict but also their loved ones. I would recommend this book to anyone on that path to self destruction or to loved ones of addicts because this book is very resourceful. It is compiled with resourceful and useful information to help anyone wanting to kick their opiate addiction. Overall, good book!
We agree. In fact, Opiate Addiction was just updated and released in a 2nd Edition in March 2014, with updated statistics and several new Chapters, including a new Chapter on the new prescription drug Zohydro. If you are looking for a balanced and thorough book on opiate addiction from someone who's been in the trenches and found their way out (I believe Adams has been clean over 12 years!), put this one at the top of your list.
Opiate Addiction - The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out
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Opiate Addiction - The Painkiller Addiction Epidemic, Heroin Addiction and the Way Out Now in its 6th Edition (2018) - Get this Best Selling book Free on Kindle Unlimited. Read on your PC, Mac, smartphone, tablet or Kindle device. Opiate addiction has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, and the problem shows no signs of slowing. Overcoming addiction is tough and, with opiates, many find it nearly impossible. Overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have more than quadrupled over the last fifteen years, and this is just a fraction of the problem. In fact, with prescription opiate addiction now shown to be a gateway drug to heroin, the issue is only getting worse. Last year alone, 11.5 million Americans abused some type of opioid, and more than 660,000 have used heroin in the past year. If you or someone you love is addicted to opiates, Opiate Addiction , now in its 6th Edition, offers a powerful message balanced with both useful information and hope for a way out from its stifling grip. There is no doubt that addiction is a cunning and cruel disease that robs its victims of nearly everything. Those suffering from opiate addiction are often baffled by its effects on their lives and the devastation that can be wrought in such a short period of time. Loved ones feel helpless and hopeless as they are forced to stand by and watch as someone they care about erodes before their eyes. Are you looking to move beyond addiction? With a clear approach to providing hard facts and drawing on her own history of opiate addiction and recovery, author Taite Adams is able to give the opiate addict or their loved ones answers to many questions, allay common fears, and provide a clear direction for a way out. Some of the areas that are addressed in detail are: The Opiate Addiction Epidemic What are Opiates and How They Work Pain Pills and Painkiller Addiction Prescription Drug Abuse and Chronic Pain Heroin Addiction Opiate Maintenance Drugs and Substitution Therapy Opiate Addiction as a Disease A Way Out for the Opiate Addict Managing Opiate Detox Going to Treatment for Opiate Addiction and Much More Whether just coming to terms with the idea that there is a "problem", looking for opiate detox help, or considering going to treatment, opiate and heroin addiction help is available in many forms and Opiate Addiction is an invaluable tool to get your questions answered about overcoming addiction and help you move one step closer to freedom and to a better way of life. 6th Edition Released January 10, 2018. Tags: opiate addiction, painkiller addiction, heroin addiction, opiates, addiction, heroin detox, opiate detox, opiate recovery, opiate withdrawal, opiate detox, opiate addictions