The Age of Fentanyl

Overview

Is there a way to end North America’s opioid epidemic?

In The Age of Fentanyl, Brodie Ramin tells the story of the opioid crisis, showing us the disease and cure from his perspective as an addiction doctor working on the front lines. We meet his patients, hear from other addiction experts, and learn about the science and medicine of opioid addiction and its treatments. He shows us how addiction can be prevented, how knowledge can reduce stigma, and how epidemics can be beaten.

Dr. Ramin brings the hopeful message that just as patients and health care workers rallied together to fight HIV one generation ago, a coalition of patients, advocates, scientists, doctors, and nurses is once again finding solutions and making plans to stem the overdose deaths, block the spread of fentanyl, and end the epidemic.

Awards

Short-listed
Speaker’s Book Award
2020

Reviews

A fascinating, wise, and humane analysis of one of the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century.

Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Enlightenment Now.

A first-hand clinician’s account of one of today’s greatest social crises…. There are lessons here for everyone.

Jeff Turnbull, Medical Director of Ottawa Inner City Health

About the Author

Brodie Ramin

Posted by Kendra on June 18, 2019
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Brodie Ramin

Brodie Ramin is a primary care and addiction physician. He is an assistant professor at the University of Ottawa and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Ramin lives in Ottawa.