The Addict opens a window on the very private world of prescription drug addiction, revealing the harrowing story of a young woman whose life has been taken over by a need she can't extinguish.Lucy's first appointment with Dr. Michael Stein on a sunny April day began a yearlong series of encounters that took her back to the origins of her addiction and unraveled a life driven by compulsion and the...
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (March 9, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1408930
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In 2008, one drug was prescribed more than any other. It was prescribed more than penicillin, Lipitor and Prozac. That drug was Vicodin. Vicodin is a painkiller, but, as I can tell you from personal experience, it's also a negative-emotion killer tha...
ursuit of the next pill. The Addict follows Lucy from the start of her treatment, through relapse, to her eventual long-term recovery, including her breakup with a destructive boyfriend whose own drug addiction surpassed hers. It is an unforgettable tale of a young woman living on the edge but determined to take control of her life—and a deeply personal account of a doctor on the front lines of an epidemic.