Posts Tagged ‘book’

Win a copy of The Death Proclamation of Generation X by Max Furek!

May 5, 2010
The Death Proclamation of Generation X: A Self-Fulfilling Prophesy of Goth, Grunge and Heroin by Max Furek

Win this Book!

To launch the new SWALLOW Blog facebook page, I’m announcing our first Book Giveaway (More to come!).

To win this one, “The Death Proclamation of Generation X: A Self-Fulfilling Prophesy of Goth, Grunge and Heroin” by Max Furek, just join the SWALLOW Blog facebook page by 5/15.

All you have to do to be eligible is click on the facebook badge in the right-hand column of this site, or follow this link to facebook, and join/follow my page on facebook… by May 15th, 2010.

That’s it!


Book Trailer: Joshua Lyon’s “PILL HEAD”

June 27, 2009



NOTE: I am not paying WordPress for the “privilege” of embedding videos into my blog posts! (<— Rant over WP charging for video posts. —Ed.) It’s not like it would even “stream” through WP! Its a freakin’ link to Vimeo!

Clicking the image above will launch the video, in a new browser window or tab, direct from Vimeo.

Or you can watch the video over at Josh’s PILL HEAD blog, just click on the Morphine Sulfate capsule…


My interview with Dr. Michael Stein, author of “THE ADDICT: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year”

May 16, 2009

"The Addict" by Michael Stein

I would like to thank Dr. Stein for granting me this interview,
which took place via e-mail. –Brian G.


Your treatment program, as discussed in the book, revolves around the use of buprenorphine. In your opinion, what would make someone who is addicted to painkillers a good candidate for this form of treatment?

Dr. Stein
I’ve found buprenorphine to be helpful for anyone interested in getting out of the drug chase, who is willing to commit to regular medical office visits over a good number of months, and is not abusing other substances such as cocaine, benzodiazepines or alcohol. While certainly not the answer for everyone, the long-term success rates with buprenorphine are as good or better than any other existing treatment for opiate users.


Soon on SWALLOW: Interview with Michael Stein, author of “The Addict”

May 10, 2009
The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year By Michael Stein

"The Addict" by Michael Stein

UPDATE: 5/16/09—The interview is now posted. Click here.


Finally, someone has managed to write (and no less managed to publish!) an intelligent and insightful account of the epidemic of painkiller addiction. Author and novelist Michael Stein recently released “The Addict: One Patient, One Doctor, One Year” (William Morrow/HarperCollins 3/31/09), focusing his considerable writing skills on a subject he knows a great deal about—opiate addiction.

If you haven’t yet, I highly recommend that you read this book. Dr. Stein is the kind of physician everyone suffering from addiction deserves, but unfortunately most will never meet.

Keep an eye on SWALLOW for my upcoming interview with author Michael Stein.


Michael Stein’s Website.

Image courtesy HarperCollins Publishers.