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Dopesick
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America | Beth Macy
From the New York Times bestselling author of Factory Man comes the only book to fully chart the opioid crisis in America-an unforgettable portrait of the families and first responders on the front lines. 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.
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Smrloomis
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I don‘t know what to say about this except I finally finished it and it is even more heart wrenching than you‘d expect. I am thankful that Macy wrote this but also incredibly saddened that she had to.

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Smrloomis
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These people are waiting for health care because they desperately need it and cannot afford to pay. This is terrifying - especially given that the US is so wealthy.

Lexeegee This book was such an eye opener for me. So frustrating. Our healthcare system is so broken. 😞 2w
Smrloomis @Lexeegee yes, I‘m afraid I have to agree. It‘s not a surprise that there‘s deep poverty in the Appalachian area, but everything else in this book is just awful. I guess it‘s the extent of it that‘s shocking to me. 2w
Lexeegee @Smrloomis what really infuriated me was how the pharmaceutical company marketed OxyContin and how long it took the government to step in. It was all about money. 2w
Smrloomis @Lexeegee yes, money and more money. It‘s horrible. 2w
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InnerSavvy
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Definitely an educational book on drugs in the United States and the epidemic of overdosing and addiction

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Soubhiville
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You guys, I‘ve just started this on audio, and 15 minutes in its already heartbreaking. This is mind blowing. I really hate that corporate pharmaceutical companies and our government let us get here.

Booksnchill Great and important read- it doesn‘t get less devastating 😔 1mo
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darncutebookreviewgirl
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Absolutely wonderful & well-written. When I first learned of this book, all I could think was "ugh, another addiction book about pills and heroin from someone hasn't been through it." Boy, was I ever wrong. Beth Macy got up close and personal with addicts & I loved that she sees that in order to overcome the opioid epidemic, we aren't going to be able to arrest our way out of it, but instead listen to what the addiction community is saying.

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squirrelbrain
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This was a pick for me, but only just. Clearly it‘s a very difficult subject matter but it didn‘t draw me in as much as recent NF, such as Janesville. I think that, in particular, the non-chronological slightly choppy storylines meant that the reader doesn‘t build that empathy for the main protagonists. It felt like a a bit of a hard slog to finish this one.

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MicheleinPhilly
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SUPER SALE ALERT! There are some really good deals today on recent NF titles. #KindleDailyDeals #KindleDealAlert

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Our most recent Unabridged Book Club episode is one of my favorites: we discuss a pair of nonfiction books. Beth Macy, an investigative journalist, wrote DOPESICK, an examination of the opioid epidemic and its systemic causes. Jarrett Krosoczka's graphic memoir HEY KIDDO is a beautifully evocative exploration of growing up as the child of an addict. I think the way these two books interact is powerful.

Juli4na The graphic memoir looks interesting! 2mo
Unabridged @Juli4na It‘s excellent! Really honest. It‘s both heart wrenching and heart warming. 2mo
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HeatherBookNerd
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Journalist Beth Macy starts with the introduction of OxyContin in 1996 and explains how the US ended up with the devastating opioid crisis that we have today. It is sad and terrifying, but helpful in understanding the progression of addiction and how the problem spread from rural areas to suburban cities across the country. Macy also shares individual stories that illustrate the human lives that have been destroyed by addiction.
#readharder

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Erynecki
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Dopesick offers a deep look into how the opioid crisis began and the people whose lives it forever altered. Macy offers an inside perspective from small Appalachia communities to wealthy suburbs by giving voice to families struggling with the epidemic. It‘s shocking, depressing as all get out, and even a bit hopeful.

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Just a periodic reminder that lack of access to basic medicine in this country is literally killing people on a regular basis.

Reecaspieces I am a pharmacist and I see it everyday. Had a woman yesterday whose on several different insulins. Cost $3500 a month. And she is ON INSURANCE (edited) 2mo
alisahar @Reecaspieces That is criminal ... our system is so broken. 2mo
Reecaspieces @alisahar so agree. Insurance and big pharma and in such cahoots it‘s pitiful 2mo
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While the phenomenal Dreamland by Sam Quinones explores how the opioid epidemic in the US developed, Dopesick zeroes in upon the effects in a specific region of #Virginia near Roanoke. This book personalizes the reality of addiction and opiate-related death in these communities. It is a vital story to be told but emotionally difficult to read. This book is outstanding.

#ReadingUSA2019

jessinikkip Wow, that is very close to where I live. Stacked! 3mo
NatalieR Interesting and thought provoking book. 3mo
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Holy crap. That explains so much to me about addiction and addicted users. This book is a gold mine.

zsuzsanna_reads That's shocking! 😱😱😱 3mo
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Slritch
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Bleak but very compelling. There‘s a lot to pick apart about this issue and inspired a rewatch of The Wire and deeper look at the Appalachian region

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whippoorwill815
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New library hold is in!

I‘m really interested to read more about this topic.

In the last year or so we‘ve had to implement new policies at work for anyone who may come in contact with drug evidence because of the recent prevalence of fentanyl in the area. We have to wear special gloves and masks if we are analyzing drug evidence and Narcan is now a part of our first aid kits.

Lexeegee I read this last month and it was a great book. 3mo
Booksnchill Excellent and scary read! 3mo
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Jas16
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This week‘s audiobook was heartbreaking and maddening in equal parts. I wish I had opted for a print version because my mind did wander a lot regardless of how interesting I found the topic.

Suet624 I know I need to read this and I know I‘m just going to be mad. 3mo
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Lexeegee
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An amazing and eye-opening book! Addiction is so heartbreaking and there are no eAsy answers.

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Lexeegee
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“Relief-seeking behavior mistaken as drug addiction”
I am 😶 speechless.

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Lexeegee
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This, in a nutshell, is the biggest problem in medicine today. When this started being the standard I was fairly new to the medical field, and I knew it was a bad idea. ...”incentivizing nurses and doctors to treat pain liberally or risk losing reimbursements”. And folks, it‘s still going on. 🤔

Samplergal I finished this book a few weeks back and I remember a friend who worked for a MD telling me about this. Horrible practice and I really wish the company/family will face consequences. Very sad. 3mo
Lexeegee It is sad. This year oklahoma put some very stringent rules in place for narcotics, which was desperately needed. The downside now is people who really need pain control have to jump through hoops to get pain medicine. 3mo
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Lexeegee
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As an emergency room nurse,this is a subject that I have seen in action.

Chelsea.Poole I loved this one. 3mo
Lexeegee @Chelsea.Poole I‘m just on page 27 and I have already ranted to my husband at least 3 times 3mo
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Smrloomis

One former addict told her the best place to find dealers was among people loitering outside Narcotics Anonymous meetings. That‘s awful.

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Samplergal
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Added another wonderful #nonfiction2019 book today. Dopesick. Read it. #somethingaboutsurvival

JamieArc It‘s being considered for our One Book One Community event where the author will come. I hope it‘s picked! 4mo
Samplergal @JamieArc She must be a fascinating speaker. I hope she is available to come to your event. It was a great read. 4mo
Amiable Ooh, this is a good option for the "something about survival" box. I've been pondering what to read for that one. Thanks for the suggestion! 4mo
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Samplergal @Amiable You‘re welcome. This is going to be difficult, imho. I don‘t read for challenges usually. I‘m trying to stretch a bit this year. I did so many political books last year, I think I‘m done! The news is bad enough. Lol. 4mo
Amiable @Samplergal I know what you mean! For my "something with politics" I'm reading a bio of Harry Truman. Recent politics gives me a migraine! ? 4mo
Samplergal @Amiable oh good idea. I think I have a bio on Kennedy here somewhere. 👍🏽 4mo
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Samplergal
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Wow. This should be required reading for everyone. Addiction is a disease and your brain changes. Locking addicts up is not an answer. We are better than this. The drug companies should be held responsible for these opioids. #nonfiction2019

JenReadsAlot Thank you for reading this... I'm an addictions counselor! 4mo
Samplergal @JenReadsAlot It is so good. We have addiction in our family ( doesn‘t everyone) and it‘s just so sad that so many are dead because of this epidemic. Bless you for all you do for many. I‘m sure you have many rough days, but you do make a difference. 4mo
Amiable On my TBR for sure 4mo
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JenReadsAlot Thanks for the kind words. My very rewarding days make it all worthwhile! 4mo
Bookladylinda This one is on my TBR! 4mo
britt_brooke Such a scary, but great read! 4mo
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Califlamingo
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This book made me sad. It's easy to turn a blind eye to addiction and think it will never happen to you or your loved ones. The personal stories hit home that it can happen. It does happen. And America needs to do more to not only prevent addiction, but to help people recover. This should be required reading.

Samplergal I‘m reading it now. Very maddening. 4mo
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ElectricKatyLand
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Listened on audiobook and learned a lot about the multiple factors driving the opioid epidemic and the human stories behind the statistics.

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JPeterson
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#Audiocooking #24in48

Listened to a bit of Dopesick while making a potato corn chowder for dinner. Damn, this is heartbreaking.

Kristy_K Wow that looks good! 4mo
JPeterson @Kristy_K It was pretty good! (edited) 4mo
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Melissa_J
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I 100% agree with fellow readers who call this a must read book. The opioid epidemic in Canada and the United States is scary, and getting worse. This book describes the origins of the epidemic in the U.S., and tells the stories of those who have first-hand experience with it. The book is maddening as hell - the warning bells were sounding long before anything was done to quell the epidemic - and sad beyond belief for those struggling. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Samplergal I have it for the weekend readathon. 4mo
Sassenach1 Sounds great... stack add! 4mo
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Smrloomis
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YES! I was just thinking my library copy would expire before I could finish. I just looked on Scribd and found it‘s included in my membership! It‘s a tough read but I have to finish this book.

Smrloomis If you‘re curious you can use my link to sign up: https://www.scribd.com/gitx/4ndtnd but no pressure. It‘s not like most of us really need more to read 😂 💸💸💸 4mo
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tholmz
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Read it. Please read it.

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Califlamingo
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Just started this. To say I'm shocked at some of the statistics is an understatement.

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Smrloomis
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Holy sh*#%% 🥺

InBooksILive Omg wow.. that's insane 4mo
Rachbb3 I believe it, it's become an epidemic. Especially where I live. 4mo
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Smrloomis @Rachbb3 it‘s just terrifying 4mo
InBooksILive @Rachbb3 it's getting pretty bad where I live too. It's so scary 4mo
Smrloomis @InBooksILive I‘m sorry to hear that! 4mo
ColleenIsReading I‘m not really anywhere I see this first hand but I read the news and hear the stories, and I remember the way AIDS burned through my communities 20 and 30 years ago and it‘s awful. That comparison really brings it home to me because there is still such a hole in the world where all those lives were, and I‘m sure it‘s the same for the people close to this now. 4mo
Smrloomis @ColleenIsReading it‘s pretty terrifying. I don‘t see it directly either, but I hear you about the holes it leaves in people‘s lives and communities. Horrible. 4mo
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I‘m always disappointed by books written by journalists — they never seem to find their way back out of the stories they‘re covering. Not a great book but a very good one, & certainly a timely & important one. By turns depressing & infuriating. Too much money to be made by too many stakeholders, while ordinary Americans suffer & die, especially in rural areas. Can‘t say I learned a lot, but I did feel for the hurting addicts & their families.

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jillannjohn
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I started a new job last week so of course I hit the library for some books on the subject. Nerd?🙋🏻‍♀️ Anyone read either of these? #EndtheEpidemicLA
Any book suggestions? Happy Monday ya‘ll!

TiredLibrarian This one's excellent; I highly recommend it. I haven't read Dreamland, but have heard great things about it. Best of luck with the new job! 😊 4mo
thebluestocking I thought Dopesick was really well done. Happy new job! 4mo
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TiredLibrarian Excellent review of a great book. I'm sorry this disease affects your family. 💔 4mo
Wellreadhead @TiredLibrarian Thank you, I really appreciate that 4mo
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Melissa_J
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It‘s been a long week and I‘m exhausted. I don‘t feel like reading fiction at the moment, which is very strange for me as I don‘t read much non-fiction. I‘m about to fire up my new Kobo and head off to bed to read this. Like the United States, Canada is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Will be interesting to read about the issue from the American perspective.

TiredLibrarian This is a great book; looks at the crisis from several different angles. Not a happy book, but important. 4mo
TrishB Very long week too...enjoy your weekend 👍🏻 4mo
Kaye Thanks for the picture of your Kobo. I‘ve been wondering what they look like How do you like it ? 4mo
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Melissa_J @kaye I love it. I‘m a long time Kobo user (this is my fifth one) and this is the best one yet. I also have a Kindle Paperwhite, but use it infrequently since I much prefer Kobo. 4mo
Melissa_J @TrishB I hope you have a great weekend, too! And when I say great weekend, I mean that I hope you get lots of reading done 😊 4mo
TrishB I‘m doing my best 😁 4mo
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My final #bookhaul of the year. I found a gift certificate to my local indie left over from Mother‘s Day (how?!) and felt it should be spent in the year in which it was purchased. I‘ve been drawn to nonfiction lately, and I‘m very excited to read all of my choices in 2019.

Happy New Year, my dear Littens! May your 2019 be filled with stacks of books and plenty of time to read them!

Reviewsbylola The Finkel is fantastic and Dopesick is on my TBR. 5mo
Lizpixie Happy new year! I‘ve got a ton of non-fiction for 2019 as well👍 5mo
LeslieO Happy Mew a Year to you! 🥂 5mo
Lizpixie Happy New Year🎉 I have a ton of non-fiction for 2019 too👍 5mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I usually cringe when someone says a book should be “required reading” but, as a mother of two young sons, I‘m saying it now. Read this! Please! Most Americans have been touched in some way by this epidemic. The origin is infuriating; the prevalence is soul-crushing. Beth Macy provides an overview of the opioid crisis along with personal stories from addicts, their family members, doctors, & dealers. It‘s a tough read, but so important.

LauraJ Trying to talk my book club into reading this. 5mo
britt_brooke @LauraJ It would be a fantastic book club read. Hope your group agrees to it. 🤞🏻 5mo
kspenmoll Thanks for your review. Lost extended family member to this & HS students I worked with. 💔 Does It allude to Purdue Pharma‘s role in manufacturing OxyContin & it‘s marketing? 5mo
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MicheleinPhilly Great review! 5mo
britt_brooke @kspenmoll I‘m so sad to hear that. 💔 Yes, she mentions Purdue and doesn‘t hold back. 5mo
JenReadsAlot Great review! As a substance abuse counselor I want everyone to read this!! 5mo
britt_brooke @JenReadsAlot Thank you! I‘ll be recommending it to everyone I know. 5mo
Aimeesue Go quick to the ebook store, because it‘s ON SALE today! 5mo
Jas16 Great review. Stacking. 5mo
britt_brooke @Aimeesue 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
britt_brooke @Jas16 Thank you! 5mo
kspenmoll @britt_brooke Have to read this! Thanks! 5mo
britt_brooke @kspenmoll 👍🏻👍🏻 And thank you for the link! 5mo
Redwritinghood It‘s on my tbr. I just finished American Overdose. Should also be required reading. 5mo
britt_brooke @Redwritinghood Stacked it - thanks! 5mo
Reviewsbylola I thought this was on my Litsy TBR but apparently not! My boss does a lot of court appointed dependency cases with children services. It‘s so sad to see how many people are affected by this. 5mo
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NatalieR
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Overall I REALLY liked this book. I learned a lot and am grateful for the people willing to share their emotionally painful stories. As a substance abuse therapist, there are a couple of things I disagree with, but remain openminded to as addiction treatment progresses. #Nonfiction2018

JustJill1963 Powerful book. 5mo
Bookladylinda I want to listen to the audio of this one. 5mo
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Victoriahoperose
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This book definitely accomplished a large goal of really raising awareness and putting the facts out there about addiction. We hear a lot about illegal drugs, but not as often about the people who become addictive to the prescription drugs and what the back story is. This was well written and eye opening.

Geeklet Absolutely loved this book. I‘m from the Southern WV/Southwest VA area and it was eye opening to see how the Opiate problem actually started around here. I recommended this book to so many people. 5mo
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Tough read, but definitely a good one.

Megabooks So good 5mo
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VinceReads
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Next up.

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Why would you ask Tom Hanks for a quote?

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If there‘s an argument to be made for single-payer healthcare system with mental health and substance abuse coverage, this is the lumpy ground on which to make it: a gravel lot in which upward of 3,000 Appalachians camp out for days in hundred degree heat to be treated in exam rooms cobbled together from bedsheets and clothes pins.

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What an informative, depressing book. The United States is run by corporations and lobbyists & don‘t let anyone fool you otherwise. The opioid epidemic should‘ve never happened & it‘s sad how our doctors morality could be compromised by free meals & attractive drug reps. So many lives, so many families ruined. An important read if you‘re going to understand the US in its current state & how both Obama & Trump presidencies have affected it.

RadicalReader @MyNamesParadise I absolutely adore audiobooks absolutely phenomenal how the book can be taken to an entirely different level when you listen to it being read compared to you reading it yourself 6mo
MoniqueReads305 I worked in retail pharmacy and it's amazing. We could always tell when the drug reps made the rounds at doctor's offices by the number of patients coming in with coupons. 6mo
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Megabooks
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This reread(listen) of one of the best chronicles of the opiate crisis happens to be 101st book this year!

I‘ve been vague, but healthwise this has been the second hardest of my 38 years. I thought there was no way I could read 100 books. I‘m so happy!! 😁🍾🎉🎊🍾😁🎉

Also, read this book, it‘s awesome!

Reviewsbylola I‘m so sorry you‘ve had such a rough year Meg. May 2019 be better for you. ❤️❤️ as for this book, it‘s on my TBR but I‘ve seen some negative reviews calling it dry so I‘m nervous. 6mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Thank you so much! ❤️❤️ I‘m hoping 2019 will be much better than 18. As for the book, I can see it both ways. The beginning is a bit dry, but no more so than other journalists expanding news coverage to a book. The last section is incredibly human. She follows the lives of addicts, dealers and their families. In doing so, she becomes intimately involved in their lives in a way I haven‘t seen in other books. Hope this helps! 6mo
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Reviewsbylola That helps immensely. So I just have to make it through the beginning. ✔️ 6mo
Redwritinghood Congrats and I hope next year is better. 6mo
Megabooks @Redwritinghood Thank you! 😁💜 6mo
KathyWheeler My niece just managed to pull herself out of an opiate addiction and a domestic abuse situation., so this subject is close to me. I can‘t decide though if I‘d get angry reading this book or not. 6mo
Megabooks @KathyWheeler Congratulations to her! I‘ve had a few friends struggle with opiate addiction. The book would probably make you mad. I think you‘d have to be ready for that. 6mo
KathyWheeler @Megabooks Thanks — I‘ve added it to my TBR, but now I know that I can only read it when I‘m up for being angry. I‘m very proud of my niece — she recently started working with groups in her community that help women in similar situations. (edited) 6mo
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My home region has the second highest rate of opioid related deaths in the country and it is absolutely ravaging my age group. A kid my age was found behind my place of work a few weeks ago. My graduating class of 150 some odd students has already lost three to opioids. It can be difficult to get to the root of such a complex biopsychosocial issue, but I have so much respect for the authors who do the work and try.

Bibliogeekery So terrible! Such a huge issue here too! 6mo
RaimeyGallant Adding. 6mo
Megabooks Tragic! I have a childhood friend fighting to stay clean. I loved this book. I doing the audiobook for the second time right now. 6mo
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8leagueboot @Megabooks best of luck to your friend! I‘m really enjoying the book, too. I think I‘m going to pick up Dream City, another title focused on the opioid crisis, next! 6mo
Megabooks I‘ve read this one and it‘s 5⭐️ for me. 6mo
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Macy does an exceptional job with this comprehensive look at the opiate addiction epidemic in the US. The stories of the many peopke who are addicted and their families are heartbreaking. The commitment and perseverance of those on the front lines of fighting this is inspiring. Highly recommend. #nonfictionNovember

8leagueboot I was at a conference the other day and it gave me so much hope to see so many smart, dedicated people throwing themselves into improving this issue. 6mo
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