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.
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 an often overlooked insight 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.
Sederer lays out specific, evidence-based, researched solutions to the prevention and problems of drug use, including exercise, medications, therapy, meditation, recovery programs, and community services.
“Comprehensive…well-informed and accessible” (Kirkus Reviews), The Addiction Solution provides invaluable help, comfort, and hope.
Doctor Sederer writes with clarity and compassion and suggests sensible and humane answers. This book is impressive, timely, and valuable.
New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher books
In this impressive and highly readable book, Lloyd Sederer explores the science, the law, and the social reality of addiction. This is a needed and timely volume for those who are fighting addiction and for their families, as well as for all of us who live in a world increasingly riven by substance abuse.
Andrew Solomon, PhD
New York Times bestselling author of The Noonday Demon and Far From The Tree