From the Publisher
This newly revised third edition delves into the most widely abused narcotic in the U.S.prescription drugs. The book offers help to those suffering from this type of addiction as well as their families. The topics discussed include dynamics of addiction and the newest treatment options, who is at risk for addiction, why more teens are abusing prescription drugs, the symptoms of withdrawal, and methods of intervention for family members. Personal stories from addicts who describe their journeys into recovery are also included.