Mon • May

Monday, May 14, 2018



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029


Free, but advance registration is required

Effective solutions exist that our country can take, now. Dr. Sederer’s talk will bring together scientific and clinical knowledge, policy suggestions, stories, and case studies to describe our current drug crisis and to establish a clear path forward to recovery and health.

Testimonials about “The Addiction Solution"

“In the US, psychiatry has for too long had a very narrow and simplistic understanding of addiction—so it's really exciting to read a wise psychiatrist engaging deeply with this subject. This is a humane and intelligent book.” —Johann Hari, bestselling author of Chasing the Scream

The Addiction Solution is a wise and humane book about one of our hardest problems—that of addiction and its consequences.   Drawing on decades of clinical and policy experience Dr Sederer makes an important contribution to our understanding of this problem. I emerged from reading it with clarity about the bold steps we must take collectively to move beyond addiction, to creating a healthier world. I am grateful to Dr Sederer for writing this book.” --Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH, Dean and Robert A Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

“Dr. Sederer writes with clarity and compassion, and suggests sensible and humane answers.  This book is impressive, timely, and valuable.” – Lee Child, NYT perennial bestselling author

“In this impressive and highly readable book, Lloyd Sederer explores the science, the law, and the social reality of addiction. This is a needed and timely volume for those who are fighting addiction and their families, as well as for all of us who live in a world increasingly riven by substance abuse.”--Andrew Solomon, New York Times bestselling author of The Noonday Demon and Far From The Tree

The Addiction Solution is an essential new resource for everyone affected by America’s drug crisis. Whether you yourself have a substance use disorder, you’re a family member or friend of someone who does, or you’re a clinician or policy maker, you’ll want to read this comprehensive, indispensable, and powerful new book about addiction and addiction treatment. Built on Dr. Sederer’s extensive clinical experience and scientific knowledge, The Addiction Solution shows us solutions when we need them most.” – Linda Rosenberg, MSW, President/CEO, The National Council for Behavioral Health

“Like Dr. Sederer's other works, this book is a pleasure to read. The Addiction Solution covers a complex and controversial subject in plain, jargon-free language. The book does more than inform, it offers solutions.” -Andrew Kolodny, MD, Co-Director, Opioid Policy Research Collaborative, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University.

About the Author

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD, has received dozens of honors and fellowships, written hundreds of articles in mental health and addictions and has published a dozen books. He is Adjunct Professor at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health; Contributing Writer for US News & World Report; and Chief Medical Officer for the NYS Office of Mental Health, the nation’s largest state mental health agency. His recent books are The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (Scribner 2018); Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight (2017); and Controversies in Mental Health and the Addictions (2017).

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