The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year (Anglais) Broché – 9 mars 2010
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Description du produit
Revue de presse
Présentation de l'éditeur
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 constant pursuit 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.
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In "The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year" by Michael Stein, Vicodin is the demon which has possessed Lucy who seeks treatment from Stein. The author is a physician licensed by the federal government and trained to treat opiate-dependent patients with buprenorphine, a medication that blocks the euphoric effects of and quells the craving for opiates.
Lucy, who turned thirty in the year this story takes place, was much like other addicts, stuck in adolescence with the maturity of a teenager, "stuck at the age of vanity and irresponsibility." She had a hard time holding the simplest of jobs and she was stuck in an abusive relationship with an addict/boyfriend who was a constant threat to her recovery.
Every day that a recovering addict wakes up, he or she has to make a choice, that, to a normal person, is simple: to use or not to use. Lucy expresses what most addicts feel in early recovery: "...most days I'm on the fence." And I like the way Stein addresses the old argument about whether addiction is a disease or not. His conclusion is that it's a moot point because what really matters is that it's lethal and must be treated as such.
"The Addict" is a powerful story, superbly written by a doctor in the trenches in the fight against opiate addiction which has reached epidemic proportions. "The Addict" has filled in many gaps in my knowledge of addiction and offers a fresh perspective for anyone interested in this disease.
David Allan Reeves
Author of "Running Away From Me"
"I'm tired, I used a lot of Vicodin, and somewhere, deep in the back of my mind, for some reason I still believe that I could have a meaningful life, maybe do something valuable."
His story makes it painfully clear on how truly difficult it is to fight drug addiction - and the life of crime, lies, self-deception and violence. While I found the book to have a solid opening and exceptionally strong finish, I often had to set down this book because of its slow and monotonous pace. I found the doctor skimming along the surface - touching lightly on other addict patients and non-addict patients which added little to the story line and were a distraction from the compelling dive into Lucy's life. I did however keep coming back to the book wanting to finish to see how Lucy made out - and hoping (cheering?) her on. And it's worth the wait.
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