American fix : inside the opioid addiction crisis - and how to end it / Ryan Hampton, with Claire Rudy Foster.
Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. Where is the solution? Where is the hope? Where's the outrage? Ryan Hampton is a young man who has made addiction and recovery reform his life's mission. Through the wildly successful non-profit organization Facing Addiction, Hampton has been rocketed to the center of America's rising recovery movement--quickly emerging as the de facto leader of the national conversation on addiction. He understands firsthand how easy it is to develop a dependency on opioids, and how destructive it can quickly become. Now, he is waging a permanent campaign to change our way of thinking about and addressing addiction in this country. In American Fix, Hampton describes his personal struggle with addiction, outlines the challenges that the recovery movement currently faces, and offers a concrete, comprehensive plan of action towards making America's addiction crisis a thing of the past.
- ISBN: 9781250196262
- ISBN: 1250196264
- Physical Description: viii, 290 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : All Points Books, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-279) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
It started with a pill: a single irresponsible prescription initiated the perfect storm of my addiction -- Too sick to get well: from Barack Obama to black tar heroin, the double life I led was killing me -- Not anonymous: how the misinterpretation of "anonymity" perpetuates the stigma of recovery -- "We save lives": the big lie treatment centers sell to desperate people and their families -- One nation, overdosed: our real problem isn't political differences, it's Big Pharma and its addiction to profits -- End the war on drug users: how America can recover from decades of prejudice, injustice, and ignorance -- Dirty words: the way America talks about addiction directly affects whether we'll stay sick or recover -- Beyond the needle: harm reduction saves lives. We have to get over our prejudice against people who need help -- Across America: my road trip through America's drug epidemic changed me forever -- Rise up: either America changes, or we change America.
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