By Beth Macy

ISBN-10: 0316551244

ISBN-13: 9780316551243

ISBN-10: 1549194682

ISBN-13: 9781549194689

The basically e-book to completely chart the devastating opioid obstacle in the United States: An unforgettable portrait of the households and primary responders at the entrance strains, from a New York Times bestselling writer and journalist who has lived via it.

In this masterful paintings, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus yr fight with opioid dependancy. From distressed small groups in significant Appalachia to filthy rich suburbs; from disparate towns to once-idyllic farm cities; it is a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this nationwide concern has persevered for therefore lengthy and turn into so firmly entrenched.

Beginning with a unmarried broker who lands in a small Virginia city and units approximately turning highschool soccer stars into heroin overdose statistics, Macy endeavors to respond to a grieving mother's question-why her merely son died-and comes away with a harrowing tale of greed and wish. From the creation of OxyContin in 1996, Macy parses how the USA embraced a scientific tradition the place overtreatment with painkillers grew to become the norm. In a number of the related distressed groups featured in her bestselling booklet manufacturing facility guy, the unemployed use painkillers either to numb the ache of joblessness and pay their money owed, whereas privileged children exchange capsules in cul-de-sacs, or even highschool standouts fall prey to prostitution, penal complex, and dying.
Through unsparing, but deeply human pix of the households and primary responders suffering to ameliorate this epidemic, each one aspect of the situation comes into concentration. In those politically fragmented occasions, Beth Macy exhibits, astonishingly, that the single factor that unites american citizens throughout geographic and sophistication strains is opioid drug abuse. yet in a rustic not able to supply easy healthcare for all, Macy nonetheless unearths cause to hope-and indicators of the spirit and tenacity important in these dealing with habit to construct a greater destiny for themselves and their families.
"Everyone may still learn Beth Macy's tale of the yankee opioid epidemic" -- Professor Anne C Case, Professor Emeritus at Princeton collage and Sir Angus Deaton, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

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