Suzette Glasner, Ph.D., Publishes “Addiction: What Everyone Needs to Know”

Press Release

New Book is Informed by Dr. Glasner’s Research at UCLA and Clinical Leadership at Substance Use Management Company Pelago

New York, July 1, 2024Pelago, the leading digital clinic partner to U.S. businesses and health plans for substance use management, announces the release of a groundbreaking new book authored by Chief Scientific Officer, Suzette Glasner, Ph.D., titled “Addiction: What Everyone Needs to Know.” This essential guide provides a comprehensive overview of addiction, offering valuable insights for both the general public and professionals in the field.

Dr. Glasner, a renowned expert in addiction science, combines her extensive research and clinical experience to address the most pressing questions about addiction, including the biological, psychological and social aspects of addiction, as well as the latest treatment approaches and policy considerations. 

The book is structured in a question-and-answer format, making it accessible and engaging for readers, from laypersons to professionals. It addresses critical questions such as what addiction is, how it affects the brain and what treatments are available. The book also explores the impact of addiction on families and communities, and discusses innovations in addiction treatment and prevention.

“Addiction is a complex and often misunderstood condition,” said Dr. Glasner. “My goal with this book is to provide readers with a clear and comprehensive understanding of addiction, grounded in the latest scientific research. I hope it will serve as a valuable resource for anyone seeking to learn more about this critical issue.”

Dr. Glasner’s work is particularly timely given the ongoing opioid crisis, rise in cannabis use and the increasing prevalence of substance use disorders. Her book aims to educate readers on the science of addiction, dispel common myths, and provide practical advice for those affected by addiction and their loved ones.

The release of “Addiction: What Everyone Needs to Know” aligns with Pelago’s strategic vision of leveraging cutting-edge science to manage and treat substance use disorders and improve health outcomes. Pelago is dedicated to providing innovative digital therapeutics that empower individuals to take control of their health. The company’s comprehensive approach integrates technology, clinical expertise, and personalized care to address a wide range of health challenges, including addiction.


“Addiction: What Everyone Needs to Know” is available for purchase through major book retailers, including Amazon. For more information about the book, please visit Dr. Glasner’s website. For more about Dr. Glasner, visit her newly launched podcast The Dr. Suzette Glasner Podcast, her YouTube channel, or the “One Fact, One Act” Newsletter.


“Addiction: What Everyone Needs to Know” is an independent project by Suzette Glasner, Ph.D., and was not funded or assisted by Pelago. Dr. Glasner’s views and insights in the book are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of Pelago.

About Pelago

Pelago partners with enterprises as the leading virtual clinic for substance use management among their employees. We are transforming substance use support – from prevention to treatment – delivering education, management skills, and opportunities for positive change to members struggling with substance use, most commonly tobacco, alcohol, opioids or cannabis. Our solution gives employers the means to offer on-demand, personalized support to workers seeking to live healthier lives. Pelago’s cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) programs deliver convenient, accessible and effective support that seamlessly integrates with health plans, pharmacy benefit managers and wellness platforms. Tens of thousands of members enroll in the Pelago program each year, and more than 3.4 million now have access to the digital clinic.

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