By Michael Stein
The Addict opens a window at the very deepest global of prescription drug habit, revealing the harrowing and riveting tale of a tender lady whose lifestyles has been taken over by means of an impulse that she cannot keep an eye on and a necessity that she cannot extinguish. Lucy's first appointment with Dr. Michael Stein used to be on a sunny day in April, and the minute she sat down she acknowledged, "I'm right here on your program," starting a chain of intimate encounters throughout the process a yr that took her again to the origins of her dependancy and unraveled a lifestyles pushed through compulsion and the consistent pursuit of the following capsule. The Addict follows Lucy from the beginning of her therapy, via relapse, to her eventual long term restoration, together with her breakup with a damaging boyfriend whose personal habit to medicinal drugs handed hers. this can be an unforgettable story of a tender girl dwelling at the aspect yet made up our minds to take keep watch over of her lifestyles. right here is also the deeply own account of a physician at the entrance strains of an endemic. during this masterful paintings, Michael Stein brings in different sufferers whose stories are like Lucy's yet in lots of methods are totally different. Dr. Stein explains what medical professionals are pondering and feeling approximately dependancy, and the way they make tricky judgements with tricky sufferers. He additionally goals to alter the best way we expect approximately dependancy, arguing that it may be handled as we deal with diabetes or excessive blood pressure—as a affliction in the clinical approach. This affecting and thought-provoking ebook will resonate with an individual suffering from chemical dependence. within the Addict, Dr. Stein creates a portrait of the intimate bond among one sufferer and one health practitioner, a dating that's profoundly relocating and enormously compelling.