The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs Audiobook, by Lloyd I. Sederer Play Audiobook Sample

The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs Audiobook

The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs Audiobook, by Lloyd I. Sederer Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Arthur Morey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 3.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 2.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781508257431

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Longest Chapter Length:

73:15 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

18 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

23:28 minutes

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Publisher Description

A groundbreaking examination of addiction from a psychiatrist and public health doctor, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and communities dealing with substance use and abuse.

Written with warmth, accessibility, and vast authority, The Addiction Solution is a practical guide through the world of drug use and abuse and addiction treatment. Here, Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, brings together scientific and clinical knowledge, policy suggestions, and case studies to describe our current drug crisis and establish a clear path forward to recovery and health. In a time when so many people are affected by the addiction epidemic, when 142 people die of overdoses every day in the United States, principally from opioids, Sederer’s decades of wisdom and clinical experience are needed more than ever before.

With a timely focus on opioids, Sederer takes us through the proven essentials of addiction treatment and explains why so many of our current policies, like the lingering remnants of the War on Drugs, fail to help drug users, their families, and their wider communities. He identifies a key insight, often overlooked in popular and professional writing about addiction and its treatment: namely, that people who use drugs do so to meet specific needs, and that drugs may be the best solution those people currently have. Writing with generosity and empathy about the many Americans who use illicit and prescribed substances, Sederer lays out specific, evidence-based, researched solutions to the prevention and problems of drug use, including exercise, medications, therapy, recovery programs, and community services. In this challenging time, The Addiction Solution provides practical help, comfort, and hope.

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“Impressive and highly readable…A needed and timely volume for those who are fighting addiction and their families, as well as for all of us who live in a world increasingly riven by substance abuse.”

— Andrew Solomon, New York Times bestselling author 


  • “Dr. Sederer writes with clarity and compassion, and suggests sensible and humane answers. This book is impressive, timely, and valuable.”

    — Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • “Timely and well-written…Draws on many cultural sources to reveal the complex social and personal factors underlying addiction and encourage empathy.”

    — Booklist (starred review)
  • “Scholarly and informative…This book will prove invaluable.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “A humane and intelligent book.”

    — Johann Hari, New York Times bestselling author

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About Lloyd I. Sederer

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, is the author of a dozen books and over 500 articles in the fields of mental health and addictions, as well as film, TV, theater, and book reviews. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health; Contributing Writer for US News & World Report; and Chief Medical Officer for the NYS Office of Mental Health, the nation’s largest state mental health agency.

About Arthur Morey

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards, and his work has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed him as a finalist for two Audie Awards. He has acted in a number of productions, both off Broadway in New York and off Loop in Chicago. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.