As Needed For Pain


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In the vein of Mary Karr’s Lit, Augusten Burroughs’ Dry and Sarah Hepola’s Blackout, As Needed for Pain is a raw and riveting—and often wryly funny—addiction memoir from one of New York media’s most accomplished editors which explores his never-before-told story of opioid addiction and the drastic impact it had on his life and career. Dan Peres wasn’t born to be a media insider. As an awkward, magic-obsessed adolescent, nothing was further from his reality than the catwalks of Paris or the hallways of glossy magazine publishers. A gifted writer and shrewd cultural observer, Peres eventually took the leap—even when it meant he had to fake a sense of belonging in a new world of famed fashion designers, celebrities, and some of media’s biggest names. But he had a secret: opiates. Peres’s career as an editor at W magazine and Details is well known, but little is known about his private life as a high-functioning drug addict. In As Needed for Pain, Peres lays bare for the first time the extent of his drug use—at one point a 60-pill-a-day habit. By turns humorous and gripping, Peres’s story is a cautionary coming-of-age tale filled with unforgettable characters and breathtaking brushes with disaster. But the heart of the book is his journey from outsider to insecure insider, what it took to get him there, and how he found his way back from a killing addiction. As Needed for Pain offers a rare glimpse into New York media’s past—a time when print magazines mattered—and a rarefied world of wealth, power, and influence. It is also a brilliant, shocking dissection of a life teetering on the edge of destruction, and what it took to pull back from the brink.

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Author by Dan Peres
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 9780062693488

This Should Explain Everything


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In the vein of Mary Karr's Lit, Augusten Burroughs' Dry and Sarah Hepola's Blackout, As Needed for Pain is a raw and riveting--and often wryly funny--addiction memoir from one of New York media's most accomplished editors which explores his never-before-told story of opioid addiction and the drastic impact it had on his life and career. Dan Peres wasn't born to be a media insider. As an awkward, magic-obsessed adolescent, nothing was further from his reality than the catwalks of Paris or the hallways of glossy magazine publishers. A gifted writer and shrewd cultural observer, Peres eventually took the leap--even when it meant he had to fake a sense of belonging in a new world of famed fashion designers, celebrities, and some of media's biggest names. But he had a secret: opiates. Peres's career as an editor at W magazine and Details is well known, but little is known about his private life as a high-functioning drug addict. In As Needed for Pain, Peres lays bare for the first time the extent of his drug use--at one point a 60-pill-a-day habit. By turns humorous and gripping, Peres's story is a cautionary coming-of-age tale filled with unforgettable characters and breathtaking brushes with disaster. But the heart of the book is his journey from outsider to insecure insider, what it took to get him there, and how he found his way back from a killing addiction. As Needed for Pain offers a rare glimpse into New York media's past--a time when print magazines mattered--and a rarefied world of wealth, power, and influence. It is also a brilliant, shocking dissection of a life teetering on the edge of destruction, and what it took to pull back from the brink.

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Author by Dan Peres
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 288
ISBN Number 0062693468

In Pain


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A bioethicist’s eloquent and riveting memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal—a harrowing personal reckoning and clarion call for change not only for government but medicine itself, revealing the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this insidious nationwide epidemic. Travis Rieder’s terrifying journey down the rabbit hole of opioid dependence began with a motorcycle accident in 2015. Enduring half a dozen surgeries, the drugs he received were both miraculous and essential to his recovery. But his most profound suffering came several months later when he went into acute opioid withdrawal while following his physician’s orders. Over the course of four excruciating weeks, Rieder learned what it means to be “dope sick”—the physical and mental agony caused by opioid dependence. Clueless how to manage his opioid taper, Travis’s doctors suggested he go back on the drugs and try again later. Yet returning to pills out of fear of withdrawal is one route to full-blown addiction. Instead, Rieder continued the painful process of weaning himself. Rieder’s experience exposes a dark secret of American pain management: a healthcare system so conflicted about opioids, and so inept at managing them, that the crisis currently facing us is both unsurprising and inevitable. As he recounts his story, Rieder provides a fascinating look at the history of these drugs first invented in the 1800s, changing attitudes about pain management over the following decades, and the implementation of the pain scale at the beginning of the twenty-first century. He explores both the science of addiction and the systemic and cultural barriers we must overcome if we are to address the problem effectively in the contemporary American healthcare system. In Pain is not only a gripping personal account of dependence, but a groundbreaking exploration of the intractable causes of America’s opioid problem and their implications for resolving the crisis. Rieder makes clear that the opioid crisis exists against a backdrop of real, debilitating pain—and that anyone can fall victim to this epidemic.

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Author by Travis Rieder
Genre eBook Social Science
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ISBN Number 9780062854667

Dry


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The Tenth Anniversary Edition of the New York Times bestselling book that has sold over half a million copies in paperback. "I was addicted to "Bewitched" as a kid. I worshipped Darren Stevens the First. When he'd come home from work and Samantha would say, ‘Darren, would you like me to fix you a drink?' He'd always rest his briefcase on the table below the mirror in the foyer, wipe his forehead with a monogrammed handkerchief and say, ‘Better make it a double.'" (from Chapter Two) You may not know it, but you've met Augusten Burroughs. You've seen him on the street, in bars, on the subway, at restaurants: a twentysomething guy, nice suit, works in advertising. Regular. Ordinary. But when the ordinary person had two drinks, Augusten was circling the drain by having twelve; when the ordinary person went home at midnight, Augusten never went home at all. Loud, distracting ties, automated wake-up calls and cologne on the tongue could only hide so much for so long. At the request (well, it wasn't really a request) of his employers, Augusten lands in rehab, where his dreams of group therapy with Robert Downey Jr. are immediately dashed by grim reality of fluorescent lighting and paper hospital slippers. But when Augusten is forced to examine himself, something actually starts to click and that's when he finds himself in the worst trouble of all. Because when his thirty days are up, he has to return to his same drunken Manhattan life—and live it sober. What follows is a memoir that's as moving as it is funny, as heartbreaking as it is true. Dry is the story of love, loss, and Starbucks as a Higher Power.

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Author by Augusten Burroughs
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 304
ISBN Number 9781466844308

Living With Chronic Pain


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Ranging from migraine headaches to arthritis, sports injuries to cancer, chronic pain can afflict anyone at any age. Yet it is one of the most frequently under-treated conditions - even worse, this recurrent pain is often ignored by doctors. Dr Schneider, a specialist in chronic pain, offers expert advice and guidance including: how to choose a specialist doctor; the latest information on recalls and warnings about popular painkillers; a detailed discussion on opioids; up to date non-drug approaches and details on clinical trials.

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Author by Jennifer P. Schneider
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
Read Book 380
ISBN Number 1578262852

Smacked


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A journalist pieces together the mysteries surrounding her ex-husband’s descent into drug addiction while trying to rebuild a life for her family, taking readers on an intimate journey into the world of white-collar drug abuse. “A rare combination of journalistic rigor, personal courage, and writerly grace.”—Bill Clegg, author of Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man Something was wrong with Peter. Eilene Zimmerman noticed that her ex-husband looked thin, seemed distracted, and was frequently absent from activities with their children. She thought he looked sick and needed to see a doctor, and indeed, he told her he had been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. Yet in many ways, Peter seemed to have it all: a beautiful house by the beach, expensive cars, and other luxuries that came with an affluent life. Eilene assumed his odd behavior was due to stress and overwork—he was a senior partner at a prominent law firm and had been working more than sixty hours a week for the last twenty years. Although they were divorced, Eilene and Peter had been partners and friends for decades, so when she and her children were unable to reach Peter for several days, Eilene went to his house to see if he was OK. So begins Smacked, a brilliant and moving memoir of Eilene’s shocking discovery, one that sets her on a journey to find out how a man she knew for nearly thirty years became a drug addict, hiding it so well that neither she nor anyone else in his life suspected what was happening. Eilene discovers that Peter led a secret life, one that started with pills and ended with opioids, cocaine, and methamphetamine. He was also addicted to work; the last call Peter ever made was to dial in to a conference call. Eilene is determined to learn all she can about Peter’s hidden life, and also about drug addiction among ambitious, high-achieving professionals like him. Through extensive research and interviews, she presents a picture of drug dependence today in that moneyed, upwardly mobile world. She also embarks on a journey to re-create her life in the wake of loss, both of the person—and the relationship—that profoundly defined the woman she had become.

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Author by Eilene Zimmerman
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 272
ISBN Number 9780525511014

The Pain Book


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Pain is described as the hidden epidemic, the gift that no one wants, and yet one in five Australians experience chronic pain and this rises to one in three for over 65s.That means that you or someone you know almost certainly lives with the effects of pain that won’t go away. The Pain Book is a definitive response to this huge but often unseen need.It helps people face pain by using plain language to explain the source and types of pain, how the body and mind respond and the kinds of treatments available.It also helps people find hope by giving practical physical, psychological and spiritual steps to managing and reducing pain – complete with illustrations, techniques and exercises. About the AuthorsAuthors of The Pain Book have devoted much of their lives to help people in finding hope when it hurts.Professor Philip Siddall is a specialist pain medicine physician, active researcher and is a sought-after speaker and writer on pain. Rebecca McCabe is a senior physiotherapist, president of Bethany Health Care Centre, member of the Sisters of Mercy and former Australian swimmer.Dr Robin Murray is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist and is an international trainer in the Psychology of Happiness and Management of Chronic PainTogether they run the Pain Management Service at Greenwich Hospital, spending time every day with people in pain – to whom they dedicate The Pain Book.

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Author by Philip Siddall
Genre eBook Chronic pain
Read Book 182
ISBN Number 0987189271

Managing Pain Before It Manages You Fourth Edition


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Join the hundreds of thousands of readers who have found help and hope for getting their lives back from chronic pain in this empowering workbook. Top pain specialist and physician Margaret A. Caudill spells out 10 steps that can radically change the way you feel--both physically and emotionally. Dr. Caudill provides state-of-the-art information about the causes and treatment of pain and guides you to: *Identify what increases and decreases your symptoms.*Reduce your pain and emotional distress.*Make informed decisions about medications and nutritional therapies.*Benefit from relaxation (including audio downloads), meditation, and gentle exercise.*Communicate effectively about your pain.*Learn essential skills for coping and problem solving.*Set and meet doable personal goals (you can download and print additional copies of the worksheets as needed). The fully updated fourth edition incorporates important advances in pain management and mind–body medicine. It features new content on mindfulness, a "Quick Skill" section in each chapter with simple exercises that can have an immediate impact, updated supplementary reading and resources (including smartphone apps), and more.

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Author by Margaret A. Caudill
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
Read Book 281
ISBN Number 9781462523672

End Back Pain Forever


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By the director of Muscle Pain Research at NYU School of Medicine, a revolutionary book about solving back pain without surgery and drugs.

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Author by Norman Marcus
Genre eBook Family & Relationships
Read Book 278
ISBN Number 9781439167441

Shepherding Women In Pain


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A critical resource for anyone who wants to help women with the pressure, frustrations, and trauma they face. Women today often have sources of tremendous pain in their lives including infertility, divorce, domestic violence, eating disorders, and more. If you want to be better equipped to help women in pain, this book was written for you. It teaches you: What women in pain want to know from you How you can be there for them What their community needs to do. The first section is written by Dr. Bev Hislop to help you understand the core needs of women in pain. The rest of the chapters are written by experts on those specific issues. A remarkable blend of expertise and empathy, Shepherding Women in Pain is a perfect resource for pastors, church staff, and women’s ministry leaders who want to help women in pain experience Jesus, joy, and wholeness again.

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Author by Bev Hislop
Genre eBook Religion
Read Book 400
ISBN Number 9780802498878