Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict (Hardcover)
The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict
Hachette Books, 9781401322984, 288pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2009
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Praise For Pill Head: The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict…
"Joshua Lyon preferred opiates, America's fastest growing addiction, and in this enlightening and harrowing pill by pill tour, he maps the secret trades that are taking place in every workplace, gym, bar, and neighborhood. With Pill Head, he demonstrates a crafty addict's ability to rationalize illicit pleasure, and a shrewd journalist's sense to doubt the long-term prospects of artificial narcotic happiness."—Michael Stein, author of The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year
"Pill Head is the perfect combination of informative and deeply personal; alarming and even sad. I wanted to hug Joshua Lyon after reading this. Anyone who has ever taken prescription medication recreationally should read this book. It's an eye-opener and it's not pretty, and it will speak to every single person who picks it up."—Lesley Arfin, author of Dear Diary