Pain Pill Addiction
Jana Burson M.D.
Are you or a loved one addicted to pain pills? Are you eager to know more about which treatments work, and which don't? Or are you a concerned citizen, worried by the numbers of young adults addicted to prescription pain pills? Do you want to know more about opioid addiction, and what communities can do to prevent and treat this affliction?
This book contains all the information you need to answer these questions.
Many of the two million prescription pain pill addicts in the U.S. are searching for a way to recover from the misery of their addiction These people may have developed addiction after being prescribed pain pills for medical reasons. Others experimented with pain pills out of curiosity, or to get high, but unintentionally became addicted. No matter how their addiction started, they want to stop.
Treatment centers who specialize in providing month-long inpatient treatment for this addiction may not mention outpatient options available to addicts who can't, or won't, go to an inpatient program. For these patients, medically-assisted treatment with methadone or buprenorphine (Suboxone) can be life saving. This book describes how and why treatment with these medications works, and the advantages and disadvantages of these medications.
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