Recommended Reading

From time to time CSDAP staff come across books, studies, reports and other such publications that we feel are particularly important to the issues covered by this site. We are publishing these as ‘Recommended Reading’. If you have suggestions as to publications you feel we should add to our list of ‘Recommended Reading’ please send these to us.

Review: Dreamland The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

In 2015, the book Dreamland hit the United States more or less like a bombshell. The research, interviews and writing of journalist Sam Quinones ripped the lid off our entire situation of addiction to painkillers and heroin. The full structure of our opioid epidemic was laid bare for anyone to see. How did we get …Read more


The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth

Summary: When he began a new research project on antidepressants and placebos (a “meta-analysis” of a large number of published studies), practicing psychotherapist and research psychologist Kirsch was surprised to uncover evidence that inadequate supervision by the FDA had allowed pharmaceutical companies to cherry-pick test results for publication and submission to the feds, suppressing unwanted …Read more


Dreamland, The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

Summary: With numerous awards and recommendations, this book is a “must read” if one wishes to really understand the origins of our current opioid and heroin crisis. With a great reporter’s narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision …Read more