Dimensions:9in x 6 x 0.5 in | 380 gr
Page Count:232 pages
Illustrations:Bibliography, Index, notesUnspecified, see description
Ottawa Book Award 2021 — Shortlisted • The Donner Prize 2020 — Shortlisted • Speaker's Book Award 2020 — Shortlisted
Is there a way to end North America’s opioid epidemic?
“A fascinating, wise, and humane analysis of one of the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century.” — Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now
In The Age of Fentanyl, Brodie Ramin tells the story of the opioid crisis, showing us the disease and cure from his perspective as an addiction doctor working on the front lines. We meet his patients, hear from other addiction experts, and learn about the science and medicine of opioid addiction and its treatments. He shows us how addiction can be prevented, how knowledge can reduce stigma, and how epidemics can be beaten.
Dr. Ramin brings the hopeful message that just as patients and health care workers rallied together to fight HIV one generation ago, a coalition of patients, advocates, scientists, doctors, and nurses is once again finding solutions and making plans to stem the overdose deaths, block the spread of fentanyl, and end the epidemic.
A fascinating, wise, and humane analysis of one of the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. - Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Enlightenment Now
A first-hand clinician’s account of one of today’s greatest social crises…. There are lessons here for everyone. - Jeff Turnbull, Medical Director of Ottawa Inner City Health
Ramin's voice of concern echoes across the pages, supported always with a solid basis of research ... The Age of Fentanyl: Ending the Opioid Epidemic is a thorough, thoughtful, and hopeful examination of the world of addiction. - Ormsby Review
The Age of Fentanyl so perfectly captures the reality of this epidemic ... Each chapter is aimed not only to inform but as a call to action. Dr. Ramin strips away the curtain and points forward. - White Wall Review