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Pill Head : The Secret Life of a Painkiller Addict



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Joshua Lyon was no stranger to substance abuse. By the time he was seventeen, he had already found sanctuary in pot, cocaine, and Ecstasy-just to name a few. Ten years later, while on assignment for Jane magazine, he found himself with a bottle of Vicodin and a decision: dispose of the bottle or give in to his curiosity. He chose the latter and found his perfect drug.

Author Biography

Joshua Lyon is a journalist who has worked for several major publications, including Interview. Cond Nast Traveler V Life and Jane. Joshua lives in New York City. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. xiii
The How, the Why, and Let's Get Highp. 1
˘I Want Total Sensory Deprivation and Backup Drugs÷p. 13
˘I Meant for You to Take One or Two-Not the Whole Thing!÷p. 25
˘I Couldn't Imagine Ever Not Doing Them÷p. 43
˘Depression Hurts÷p. 53
˘Remember Valley of the Dolls?÷p. 63
˘It Was the Worst Week of My Life÷p. 73
˘Are We Being Irresponsible?÷p. 83
Heather Hits Rehabp. 109
Fight or Flightp. 123
How to Destroy a Doctorp. 133
Jared's Turnp. 143
Hunting and Shutting Downp. 149
Horror Hospitalp. 177
˘All of This Foam Came Out of My Son's Mouth÷p. 187
Escape to (and in) the Midwestp. 199
Harm Reduction and the Future of Painkiller Abusep. 213
˘Boredom Is God÷p. 221
One Year Laterp. 231
Onwardp. 241
Epiloguep. 262
Sourcesp. 265
Resourcesp. 269
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