Author, Psychologist Delves into Physician Addiction, the Opioid Epidemic in New Book

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Bill McCausland, who has treated addicted doctors for decades, presents a compelling fictional story that parallels current healthcare industry issues related to the rampant over-prescription of painkillers.

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Through this book, I hope to illuminate the important issue of physician substance abuse as well as shine a light on the timely topic of opiate addiction.

A writer and psychologist has released his thrilling drama that delves into the important subject of physician addiction and, through its compelling cast of characters, provides a gritty look into the complex and sinister nature of substance abuse and relapse as well as a realistic depiction of the hard work required to heal and reach recovery.

In “Now It’s Inescapable,” author Bill McCausland unravels the story of Dr. Glen Coyle, a charming cosmetic surgeon who seems to have it all – a beautiful wife, successful practice and financial security. But his secret addiction to opiates leaves him on the cusp of ruin after his practice sees a steady uptick in patients experiencing post-operative infections, and officials from the DEA pay him a visit to investigate his abnormally high rate of pain pill prescriptions.

“Through this book, I hope to illuminate the important issue of physician substance abuse as well as shine a light on the timely topic of opiate addiction,” Dr. McCausland said.

Drawn from the author’s decades of experience treating addicted doctors, “Now It’s Inescapable” taps into the social and legal realities as well as the mental health challenges that accompany addiction while also providing readers with a compelling and inspiring narrative.

“Now It’s Inescapable”
By Bill McCausland
ISBN: 978-1-9482-8839-2 (hardback); 978-1-5462-3078-6 (paperback); 978-1-9482-8840-8 (electronic)
Available through AuthorHouse, Barnes & Noble and Amazon

About the author
Bill McCausland is a psychologist with extensive experience treating alcohol and other psychoactive use disorders. He has treated addicted physicians for more than 30 years, holds a doctorate in clinical psychology as well as a master’s degree in creative writing and served on the best practices committee for post-traumatic stress disorder as part of the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group for Northern California. Additionally, Dr. McCausland is a Vietnam War veteran and an experienced writer who has published seven books including “Now It’s Inescapable.” He currently resides in Sebastopol, Calif. To learn more, please visit

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