Americans are being lured into addiction. And what we're hooked on isn't necessarily illegal or even hard to come by. Prescription medications are making us high. Fast food is making us fat. The Internet keeps us constantly distracted with everything from gambling to porn, to compulsive social networking. Television bombards us with glamorized violence. From billboards, to online pop ups, to commercials... we're seduced into buying more stuff we don't need while we drown in growing debt. Massive profits fill the pockets of a handful of "pushers" at the expense of everyone else. Corporations, government and the media are creating the illusion that the more we have, the better we are, and so we crave whatever they're selling and become addicted to their products in the process. Americans are being seduced into self-destructive behavior on a mass scale. It's time to take our power back.
In her trademark no holds barred style, Jane Velez-Mitchell asks: do you really want to be a slave, existing just to make someone else rich and powerful? If the answer is no, then read on. Addict Nation is our blueprint for change, but first we must see what is really going on. This is an intervention!