Pill Head

Pill Head

The Secret Life of A Painkiller Addict

Book - 2009
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Josh Lyon is a former abuser of prescription medication. His pill popping began in the early 2000s, during the glory days of internet pharmacies. All he had to do was Google 'Buy Vicodin' or whatever else he was in the mood for, increase his credit card debt and the next day he'd have a FedEx package of anything he wanted delivered to his home or office. Lyon's riveting account of his personal struggle with pills is intimate, smart, honest and gripping.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2009
ISBN: 9781401322984
Branch Call Number: 616.86 L994p
Characteristics: 270p


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gwsuperfan Nov 27, 2010

Far more than just an autobiography of addiction, Pill Head also contains a serious look at the assorted methods used to divert prescription medications into the recreational market and critiques of both the available treatment options for prescription medication addiction, and the DEA's strategies for combating the illegal trade in these drugs. The book also discusses the pharmacology of the assorted drugs that are commonly traded and used for nonmedical purposes, including opioids, SSRIs, MAOIs, benzodiazapines, and amphetamines.

Jul 19, 2010

This books was very well written. It's very entertaining & funny. If this is your topic of interest you'll have a great read. This isn't a book to help an addict so to say but rather a memoir of a previous addict.

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