Overcoming Opioid Addiction

Sufferers of opioid use disorder (OUD) need an authoritative guide. In Overcoming Opioid Addiction, noted addiction psychiatrist Dr. Adam Bisaga 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:

  • Why treating OUD is unlike treating any other form of drug dependency
  • 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 chapter 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.

Adam Bisaga, MD, is an addiction psychiatrist, clinician, researcher, and professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. He conducts research on new treatments for opioid addiction and oversees a national program that mentors physicians treating opioid addictions. He is a UN expert involved in international addiction training and program development, and he recently co-edited the UN/WHO International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders.

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