From a leading addiction expert, a desperately needed medical guide to understanding, treating, and finally defeating opioid use disorder
Now more than ever, sufferers of opioid use disorder (OUD) need an authoritative guide. Brimming with expert advice and actionable tips from noted addiction psychiatrist Dr. Adam Bisaga, Overcoming Opioid Addiction demystifies addiction and destigmatizes medication-assisted treatment. In this book, OUD sufferers, their loved ones, and professionals alike will learn everything they need to know, including:
- The science that underlies addiction and why the opioid epidemic has taken hold and become so deadly
- The different stages and effective methods of treatment, including detoxification vs. maintenance medications, as well as behavioral therapy
- How to deal with relapses and how to thrive despite OUD.
Complete with a brief guide tailored to families that offers crucial, life-saving information, such as how to select the best program, manage medications, and reverse an overdose, this is the ultimate guide to identifying, treating, and overcoming OUD—once and for all.