The End of My Addiction ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Olivier Ameisen

The End of My Addiction

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: December 2008
ISBN: 9781429949736
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$7.99
GET THIS EBOOK
FOR FREE!
Join our Facebook sweepstake, share and
get 10 likes. Winners
get notified in 24H!
"After years of battling uncontrollable addiction, I have achieved the supposedly impossible: complete freedom from craving." Dr. Olivier Ameisen was a brilliant cardiologist on the staff at one of America’s top teaching hospitals and running his own successful practice when he developed a profound addiction to alcohol. He broke bones with no memory of falling; he nearly lost his kidneys; he almost died from massive seizures during acute withdrawal. He gave up his flourishing practice and, fearing for his life, immersed himself in Alcoholics Anonymous, rehab, therapy, and a variety of medications. Nothing worked. So he did the only thing he could: he took his treatment into his own hands. Searching for a cure for his deadly disease, he happened upon baclofen, a muscle relaxant that had been used safely for years as a treatment for various types of muscle spasticity, but had more recently shown promising results in studies with laboratory animals addicted to a wide variety of substances. Dr. Ameisen prescribed himself the drug and experimented with increasingly higher dosages until he finally reached a level high enough to leave him free of any craving for alcohol. That was more than five years ago. Alcoholism claims three hundred lives per day in the United States alone; one in four U.S. deaths is attributable to alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs. Baclofen, as prescribed under a doctor’s care, could possibly free many addicts from tragic and debilitating illness. But as long as the medical and research establishments continue to ignore a cure for one of the most deadly diseases in the world, we won’t be able to understand baclofen’s full addiction-treatment potential. The End of My Addiction is both a memoir of Dr. Ameisen’s own struggle and a groundbreaking call to action—an urgent plea for research that can rescue millions from the scourge of addiction and spare their loved ones the collateral damage of the disease.
Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The End of My Addiction ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
377 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Olivier Ameisen
Heal Thyself: A Doctor at the Peak of His Medical Career, Destroyed by Alcohol--and the Personal Miracle That Brought Him Back ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Olivier Ameisen
Heal Thyself
Olivier Ameisen & Olivier M.D. Ameisen & Olivier D. Ameisen
Sarah Crichton Books, June 2010
ISBN: 9780374532208
Format: ePub
List Price: $10.99 Our price: $7.99