Book ‘The Urge: Our History of Addiction’ by Carl Erik Fisher

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An authoritative, illuminating, and deeply humane history of addiction—a phenomenon that remains baffling and deeply misunderstood despite having touched countless lives—by an addiction psychiatrist striving to understand his own family and himself. “Carl Erik Fisher’s The Urge is the best-written and most incisive book I’ve read on the history of addiction. In the midst of an overdose crisis that grows worse by the hour and has vexed America for centuries, Fisher has given us the best prescription of all: understanding. He seamlessly blends a gripping historical narrative with memoir that doesn’t self-aggrandize; the result is a full-throated argument against blaming people with...
Publisher: Penguin Press (January 25, 2022)  Pages: ‎400 pages  ISBN-10: 0525561447  ISBN-13: 978-0525561446  ASIN:‎ B093B9QS33

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