Dopesick

Written By Beth Macy
Dopesick
  • Publsiher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 07 August 2018
  • ISBN : 0316551287
  • Pages : 384 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 22 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Dopesick by author: Beth Macy which was release on 07 August 2018 and published by Hachette UK with total page 384 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Journalist Beth Macy's definitive account of America's opioid epidemic "masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference" (New York Times) -- from the boardroom to the courtroom and into the living rooms of Americans. In this extraordinary work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of a national drama that has unfolded over two decades. From the labs and marketing departments of big pharma to local doctor's offices; wealthy suburbs to distressed small communities in Central Appalachia; from distant cities to once-idyllic farm towns; the spread of opioid addiction follows a tortuous trajectory that illustrates how this 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 sets out to answer a grieving mother's question-why her only son died-and comes away with a gripping, unputdownable story of greed and need. From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996, Macy investigates the powerful forces that led America's doctors and patients to embrace a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. In some of the same 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, compelling, and unforgettably humane portraits of families and first responders determined to ameliorate this epidemic, each facet of the crisis comes into focus. In these politically fragmented times, Beth Macy shows that one thing uniting Americans across geographic, partisan, and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But even in the midst of twin crises in drug abuse and healthcare, Macy finds reason to hope and ample signs of the spirit and tenacity that are helping the countless ordinary people ensnared by addiction build a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. "An impressive feat of journalism, monumental in scope and urgent in its implications." -- Jennifer Latson, The Boston Globe

Dopesick

Dopesick
  • Author : Beth Macy
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : Journalist Beth Macy's definitive account of America's opioid epidemic "masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference" (New York Times) -- from the boardroom to the courtroom and into the living rooms of Americans. In this extraordinary work, Beth Macy takes us ...

Dope Sick

Dope Sick
  • Author : Walter Dean Myers
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : The itch starts when things get too heavy for Lil J. Skin popping or stealing pain pills from his mom help him relax. But Lil J's focus is wandering because money is short, and his man Rico knows a way to make some quick cash. It's supposed to be an ...

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Summary   Analysis   Dopesick By Beth Macy Dealers  Doctors  and the Drug Company That Addicted America
  • Author : Black Book
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2018-12-06
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : Overall Summary of Dope Sick Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy is a journalistic, nonfiction work on the heroin epidemic that overtook Virginia in the 2000s through today. Through hours of research and scores of interviews, Macy explains the history of the epidemic ...

Dope Sick

Dope Sick
  • Author : J. A. Kazimer
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2013-11-27
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : Once a famous rock star, Colin Wilde, nearly dies on a dirty bathroom floor, a lethal does of heroin in his veins, and his murdered wife's name on his lips. Now, three years later, clean and ready for a comeback, Colin meets a strung-out dancer who helps him navigate the ...

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Summary of Beth Macy   s Dopesick by Milkyway Media
  • Author : Milkyway Media
  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Total pages : 39
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (2018) details the explosion of OxyContin use in Appalachia in the 1990s and 2000s, and the widespread heroin addiction that ensued when medical providers began restricting access to prescription opioids in the late 2000s and 2010s. Journalist and author Beth Macy, ...

Border Junkies

Border Junkies
  • Author : Scott Comar
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • Total pages : 246
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : The drug war that has turned Juárez, Mexico, into a killing field that has claimed more than 7,000 lives since 2008 captures headlines almost daily. But few accounts go all the way down to the streets to investigate the lives of individual drug users. One of those users, Scott Comar, survived ...

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Color Me Crazy
  • Author : Carol Pavliska
  • Publisher : Entangled: Select Contemporary
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Total pages : 395
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : Julian Wheaton views the world through a kaleidoscope of synesthesia, seeing the colors of every sound he hears. His life as an iconic rock guitarist was a stressful psychedelic trip that nearly destroyed him. Now he's abandoned the rock 'n' roll lifestyle for the peaceful sanctity of his recording studio, ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Down and Out on Murder Mile
  • Author : Tony O'Neill
  • Publisher : Harper Perennial
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 274
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : Exhausting their resources in the Los Angeles slums, a junkie and his wife settle in the most violent and corrupt section of London, where he struggles, despite failed treatments, persistent temptation, and tragedy, to reclaim his life, in the darkly humorous, often painful world of a recovering heroin addict. Original. 30,000 ...

Dopesick

Dopesick
  • Author : Sicily
  • Publisher : Street Knowledge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-06
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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The American Drug Scene

The American Drug Scene
  • Author : James A. Inciardi,Karen McElrath
  • Publisher : Roxbury Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 505
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : "The american drug scene is Roxbury's bestselling collection of contemporary and classic essays and articles on the changing patterns, problems, perspectives and policies of both legal and illicit drug use. In these selections, as well as in the commentaries that precede them, the information presented is both theoretical and descriptive. ...

Ethnicity and Substance Abuse

Ethnicity and Substance Abuse
  • Author : Grace Xueqin Ma,George Henderson
  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 335
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : Although this book focuses most of its attention on ethnic minority substance abusers, considerable mention is made of their White peers, too. Thus, the authors offer cultural points and counterpoints - all of them given to achieve three objectives: (1) to make care providers aware of cultural factors that affect substance ...

Summary of Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy Conversation Starters

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  • Author : Paul Adams /. Bookhabits
  • Publisher : Blurb
  • Release Date : 2018-09-08
  • Total pages : 68
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy: Conversation Starters Dopesick by Beth Macy takes a look at the central point of the opioid crisis in the United States. Opioid addiction has been a struggle for Americans for over twenty years. Macy takes the reader ...

In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight
  • Author : Leslie A. Robertson,Dara Culhane
  • Publisher : Talonbooks Limited
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : News stories of the socio-economically disenfranchised in North America are too often presented by the popular media to fascinate or horrify their consumers while they erase the real lives of the people "covered." This collection of seven life stories from Vancouver's "Downtown Eastside" sets out to create a space for ...

The Psychiatry Word Book with Street Talk Terms

The Psychiatry Word Book with Street Talk Terms
  • Author : Pat Forbis
  • Publisher : F A Davis Company
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 499
  • ISBN : 0316551287
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Summary : A comprehensive reference for medical transcriptionists and possibly other health professionals. The main alphabetical listing of general terms is preceded by five subsections: street talk terms with short definitions, phobias listed alphabetically by clinical name, phobias listed alphabetically by the fear described, psychiatric and psychologic tests, and drugs and chemicals. ...