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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:09 pm 
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Recently I was browsing @ the local bookstore for opiate addiction/dependency books to read. I came across one in particular that peaked my curiosity. A book about an opiate addicted, 29 y/o woman and the doctor that treated her. I scanned it and thought that it sounded like exactly what I was looking for.
I was looking for a book of this nature because I am fairly alone in my addiction/recovery process for oh so MANY reasons and I was looking for someone or something to identify with and make me feel not quite so "unique". (BTW-one of the many reasons that I love this site, I am a stay-at-home mom with a husband who works LOOOOOONG, crazy hours and no matter what, this site is always accessible to me. In a way that meetings or counseling sessions can't be.)
Anyhoo, back to the point.....so I bought the book. I start reading it and, voila, it's not only about a female addict, it's about a female opiate addict who seeks buprenorphine treatment from a licensed doctor. HOLY SHIT! It has to have been meant to be.
Done with the book now. It was pretty good. I recommend it to anyone interested in how a doctor who treats addicts views their patients and the process. It is non-fiction and written by the doctor himself.


"The Addict" by Michael Stein


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Thanks for the tip :D . I'll have to see if they have it at the library.

It's not about opiate addiction, but I liked Dry by Augusten Burroughs - he wrote Running With Scissors and is a very funny and touching writer. In fact, I like all of his books, but Dry is specifically about him getting treatment for alcoholism.

And I hear you about the internet being a great resource for support. I don't go to meetings, so this is my recovery community. I've kept a blog throughout my treatment, which is kinda neglected now (the blog, not my recovery), but I'm sure I'll be writing there again. I met a lot of people through my blog and got and gave a lot of support.

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