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Author Ameisen, Olivier, 1953-

Title The end of my addiction / Olivier Ameisen with Hilary Hinzmann.

Publication Info. New York : Sarah Crichton Books, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO AMEISEN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-AMEISEN AME    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-319) and index.
Contents Moment of truth -- A remedy gone wrong -- Under treatment and "in recovery" -- Doing great and feeling awful -- Falling down -- Against medical advice, or, the life of afterward -- Cutting through craving -- The end of addiction? -- How baclofen works : what we know, and need to know.
Summary What if you found out there was a cure for addiction? A medication that eradicates the need for a fix? This is the story of Olivier Ameisen, a brilliant physician and cardiologist who developed a profound addiction to alcohol. He gave up his flourishing practice and, fearing for his life, invested himself in Alcoholics Anonymous and, later, rehab. Nothing worked. So he did the only thing he could: he took his treatment into his own hands. Searching for a cure for his deadly disease, he discovered baclofen, a muscle relaxant that had proven effective in curing rats addicted to every substance from nicotine and alcohol to cocaine and heroin. Ameisen prescribed himself the drug and, over a two-year period, experimented with the dosage until he reached a level high enough to leave him free of any craving for alcohol. That was four years ago. The End of My Addiction is both a memoir of Ameisen?s own struggle and a groundbreaking call to action--an urgent plea for research that can rescue millions from the scourge of addiction, and spare their loved ones the collateral damage of the disease.
Subject Ameisen, Olivier, 1953- -- Mental health.
Alcoholics -- United States -- Biography.
Physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Alcoholism -- Chemotherapy.
Ameisen, Olivier, 1953-
Alcoholism -- drug therapy -- Personal Narratives.
Physicians -- Personal Narratives.
Added Author Hinzmann, Hilary.
ISBN 9780374140977 hardcover alkaline paper
0374140979 hardcover alkaline paper
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