Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the company that addicted America
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New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
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Large Print
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Large print edition., First edition.
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vi, 548 pages (large print), 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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An instant New York Times and indie bestseller, Dopesick is the only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America: "a harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency" ( New York Times ) from a bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched. Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy endeavors to answer a grieving mother's question-why her only son died-and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. In some of the same distressed communities featured in her bestselling book Factory Man , the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills, while privileged teens trade pills in cul-de-sacs, and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution, jail, and death. Through unsparing, yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Beth Macy shows, astonishingly, that the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare for all, Macy still finds reason to hope-and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those facing addiction to build a better future for themselves and their families. "Everyone should read Beth Macy's story of the American opioid epidemic" -- Professor Anne C Case, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and Sir Angus Deaton, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-548).
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Chronicles America's more than twenty-year struggle with opioid addiction, from the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, through the spread of addiction in distressed communities in Central Appalachia, to the current national crisis.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Macy, B. (2018). Dopesick: dealers, doctors, and the company that addicted America. Large print edition. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Macy, Beth. 2018. Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Company That Addicted America. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Macy, Beth, Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Company That Addicted America. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Macy, Beth. Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Company That Addicted America. Large print edition. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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