On Pills and Needles: The Relentless Fight to Save My Son from Opioid Addiction

Version: Unabridged
Author: Rick Van Warner
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Biography & Memoir, Christianity
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: January 2018
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 9 hours
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Overview

When Rick Van Warner found himself searching abandoned buildings and dangerous streets looking for his missing son, he had no idea that the synthetic, pill-form heroin that had snared his teen was already killing so many. In the years of pain and heartache that followed as he tried to save his son from opioid addiction, Van Warner discovered what the American public is just now becoming aware of: opioids prescribed for even minor pain relief are so addictive that even a few days of use can create dependency. On Pills and Needles is a memoir that also serves as a wake-up call and crash course in opioid addiction. Through his harrowing personal story, Van Warner exposes the common causes of opioid addiction, effective and ineffective ways it has been treated, and how families can walk alongside loved ones who are dealing with the daily realities of addiction.

Author Details

Author Details

Van Warner, Rick

Rick Van Warner is a 30-year veteran of journalism, crisis management, and media relations. Rick was compelled to share his personal story to help other families after recognizing the endemic nature of the current opioid addiction epidemic. A former social worker who counseled at-risk youth, Rick lives in Winter Park, Florida, with his family.