Increasing Opioid Addiction Awareness

Barry Gold Writer
book cover we're overdosed
Book By Barry I. Gold

We’re Overdosed

We’re Overdosed looks at the history of opium and the drug’s spread worldwide. It traces the origin of morphine from opium, the subsequent synthesis of opioids, and the birth of the global pharmaceutical industry. From his point of view as a scientist, he offers thoughts about gaining control of prescription opioids through Federal legislation. With the tragic epidemic of deaths from overdose, chiefly from illicit sources, how might the U.S. lead in eradicating the world trade of illicit drugs?

The story also looks forward and asks how new treatments offer hope in treating addiction.