David Michael Mathis, D.O. is an addiction psychiatrist, employed at Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada and has been associated with Mission Treatment Centers in Las Vegas that provide methadone to clients with opioid addiction. Dr. Mathis utilizes his experience covering 25 years providing his unique detox methods using a 15 day Klonopin taper protocol. His book will provide the public the latest information regarding the fundamentals of drug abuse as well as his method of helping addicts with detox and subsequent withdrawal. His medical career and practice of medicine of psychiatry and addiction has been most influenced by his undergraduate degree in pharmacy. The pharmacy education has been the keystone of his practice as well as trying to always prescribe with the hope of minimizing harm to patients. Dr. Mathis has a B.S. degree in pharmacy from the University of Mississippi and a D.O. degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.