Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict

Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict

Joshua Lyon


This compelling, sincere ebook investigates the starting to be epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse between trendy Generation Rx. via gripping profiles and heartbreaking confessions, this memoir dares to discover the reality--the dependancy, the withdrawal, and the recovery--of this latest iteration of capsule poppers.

Joshua Lyon was once no stranger to substance abuse. by the point he used to be seventeen, he had already chanced on sanctuary in pot, cocaine, Ecstasy, and mushrooms--just to call a number of. Ten years later, on task for Jane journal, he stumbled on himself with a two-inch-thick bottle of Vicodin in his palms and just one determination to make: eliminate the bottle or supply in to his interest. He selected the latter. In an issue of weeks he'd chanced on his excellent drug. within the early half this decade, buying painkillers with out a physician used to be as effortless as going surfing and checking the junk mail clear out on your inbox. The accessibility of those drugs--paired with a fake conception in their safety--contributed to their epidemic-like unfold all through America's twenty-something early life, a bunch dubbed iteration Rx. Pill Head is Joshua Lyon's harrowing and impressive account of this iteration, and it is also a memoir approximately his personal fight to get over his habit to painkillers. the tale of such a lot of who've shared this experience--from discovery to dependancy to rehabilitation--Pill Head follows the lives of a number of kids very like Joshua and dares to blow open the cultural phenomena of America's most modern pill-popping new release. Marrying the journalist's eye with the addict's brain, Joshua takes readers throughout the surprising and infrequently painful profiles of leisure clients and anguish addicts as they try to recuperate. Pill Head isn't just a memoir of descent, yet of patience and of decision. finally, it's a tale of encouragement for someone who's wrestling to beat dependancy, and somebody who's trying to find the energy to heal.

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