Lloyd Sederer, MD
Dr. Lloyd Sederer is the author of “Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight” and “Controversies in Mental Health and the Addictions.”His latest book is “The Addiction Solution.”
He is an adjunct professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health, contributing writer for U.S. News & World Report and chief medical officer for the New York State Office of Mental Health. Dr. Sederer is also a monthly regular on “Tell Me Everything,” the SiriusXM radio show hosted by John Fugelsang. In 2013, Dr. Lloyd was given the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents by the American Psychiatric Association, which in 2009 recognized him as the Psychiatric Administrator of the Year. He also has been awarded a Scholar-in-Residence grant by the Rockefeller Foundation and an Exemplary Psychiatrist award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Author Website: https://www.askdrlloyd.com/
A groundbreaking examination of addiction from the Chief Medical Officer for the New York State Office of Mental Health, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and communities dealing with substance use and abuse.
Written with warmth, accessibility, and vast authority, The Addiction Solution is a practical guide through the world of drug use and abuse and addiction treatment. Here, Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, Chief Mental Health Officer of the NYS Office of Mental Health brings together scientific and clinical knowledge, policy suggestions, and case studies, to describe our current drug crisis and establish a clear path forward to recovery and health. In a time when so many people are affected by the addiction epidemic, when 142 people die of overdoses every day in the United States, principally from opioids, Sederer's decades of wisdom and clinical experience are needed more than ever before.
With a timely focus on opioids, Sederer takes us through the proven essentials of addiction treatment and explains why so many of our current policies, like the lingering remnants of the War on Drugs, fail to help drug users, their families, and their wider communities. He identifies a key insight, often overlooked in popular and professional writing about addiction and its treatment: namely, that people who use drugs do so to meet specific needs, and that drugs may be the best solution those people currently have. Writing with generosity and empathy about the many Americans who use illicit and prescribed substances, Sederer lays out specific, evidence-based, researched solutions to the prevention and problems of drug use, including exercise, medications, therapy, recovery programs, and community services. In this challenging time, The Addiction Solution provides practical help, comfort, and hope.