Swallowing A Bitter Pill
How Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse
Is Ruining Lives— My Story
by Cindy R. Mogil
Prescription medicines and over-the-counter drugs—of course they're safe. The FDA approves them. Doctors prescribe them. Yet annually nine million people discover they are hooked on these "safe" drugs. Every year, 125,000 people die and another two million suffer severe physical damage because they are addicted to these drugs. Shockingly, abuse of prescription drugs ranks second only to cocaine usage, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Now Cindy R. Mogil, who lived with and conquered prescription drug addiction, has written the book she desperately needed while battling her dependency. In it she shares not only her personal story of triumph over addiction, but other eye-opening, true stories of prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse that reveal the anguish caused by this secret affliction.
The book provides new facts about who is at risk, how such addicitons are growing and what steps must be taken to achieve recovery. Yet Swallowing A Bitter Pill is more than just a step-by-step guide to recovery. It offers comfort, support and understanding to individuals trying to overcome a problem that is now a growing epidemic.
"Offer[s] Useful advice about denial, cross addiction,
detoxification and relapse...and warns that not all doctors
are addiction savvy."
— Publishers Weekly
"Fast-paced book. Offers practical suggestions. Recommended
for public libraries."
— Library Journal
*Author featured in Reader's Digest and Newsweek cover story
*Excerpted by Dial-A-Book
Cindy R. Mogil launched the first support group for prescription and over-the-counter drug abusers and their families. As the founder of Prescription (Rx) Anonymous, she lobbies Congress seeking new laws requiring warning labels on addictinve medication. A member of the National Council of Patient Information and Education, she is also employed by the American Red Cross. She resides near Atlanta, Georgia.
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 224 pages
LC #2001089170, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-211-X (pb), $15.95