“Prescription Drugs Also Kill” is the true story of one woman’s struggle to recover from a 20 year addiction to prescription drugs. Author, D.L. Duran’s addiction began after the birth of her second child in 1970, when unrelenting postpartum insomnia and anxiety prompted her to phone her OB/GYN physician and ask his advice on the matter. Over the telephone, he diagnosed her as depressed, referred her to a psychiatrist, and prescribed valium. Both the OB/GYN doctor and the psychiatrist readily prescribed addictive drugs, without warning Duran of their negative side effects. Her book documents the irresponsibility of her medical care, how indiscriminately doctors prescribed addictive drugs, even though they knew she was the mother of two young children, one a newborn. When her family doctor later prescribed Dalmane, a benzodiazepine hypnotic, it seemed the answer to her insomnia. But eventually, it took control of her life. Near death, she sought help in a drug treatment program. Duran includes graphic descriptions of the painful and bizarre symptoms she experienced withdrawing from Dalmane, and trying to rebuild her life.."Prescription Drugs Also Kill" exposes the roles the medical profession, the psychiatric profession, and the pharmaceutical industry play in fueling the addictive prescription drug epidemic. Duran writes, “For most of us prescription drug addicts, there was a point in our lives when a physical or mental malady without a simple remedy initiated a physician’s prescription of an addictive drug. Often the doctor has not even taken the time to warn us of the its dangers.” Prescription drug addiction is now destroying the lives of millions of Americans.
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Recovery
Size: 69 pages
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