How to Prevent, Detect, Treat, and Live with
The Addict Among Us
by Bradley V. DeHaven
With a foreword by Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack
The second book by father and prescription drug abuse activist Bradley V. DeHaven, was written in response to the outpouring of questions he received after the publication of his first book, Defining Moments: A Suburban Father’s Journey into his Son’s Oxy Addiction, a memoir chronicling what compelled him to go undercover to bust a drug dealer to enable his son to enter rehab rather than prison, and how he faced his son’s Oxycontin addiction.
This new book, The Addict Among Us, contains stories of some of the over 400 people afflicted by addiction interviewed by the author over the course of a little over a year. It distills some of the most potent and poignant lessons that these stories had in common, and provides information about preventing, detecting, treating, and living with drug abuse, in particular, prescription opioid addiction and young people. This book addresses one of the foremost medical health epidemics facing our country today, and the author isn’t afraid to put the blame where he sees it: squarely on the shoulders of the pharmaceutical companies who manufacture and distribute these highly addictive drugs, and who, he notes, benefit from their epidemic abuses.