AMERICAN OVERDOSE is a frank and honest journey into the World of addiction in America. The suppliers, the culture, the treatment industry and the impact on our families are all presented. This is the ideal "what to do" manual for those dealing with a loved one in addiction. OVERDOSE goes beyond the clinical, and views the reality of the power of addiction, and the failures of our government, police, society, schools, and institutions to address the most dangerous challenge of our culture. To compound the tragedy of Addiction, families that "discover" a member or loved one is afflicted experience a terrifying sense of isolation, fear, and loneliness. AMERICAN OVERDOSE is the ideal book for those in crisis and provides what to expect, what to accept and what to do. AMERICAN OVERDOSE is a handbook for dealing with Addiction.