Author : Beth Macy
Publisher : Little, Brown
Release :2018-08-07
Total pages :384
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780316551281

An instant New York Times bestseller, Dopesick is the only book to tell the full story of the opioid crisis, from the boardroom to the courtroom and into the living rooms of Americans struggling to save themselves and their families: "masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference" (New York Times) from a journalist who has lived through it. 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

Author : Beth Macy
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release :2018-08-07
Total pages :384
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780316551281

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

Author : Beth Macy
Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
Release :2018-08-09
Total pages :400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781788549363

A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'A shocking investigation ... [Dopesick] is essential' The Times. 'Shifting effortlessly between the socio-political and the personal, Macy weaves a complex tale that unfolds with all the pace of a thriller' Observer. 'Dopesick is a deep – and deeply needed – look into the troubled soul of America' Tom Hanks. 'Dopesick goes to the heart of one of the most urgent problems of our time' The Tablet. Beth Macy reveals the disturbing truth behind America's opioid crisis and explains how a nation has become enslaved to prescription drugs. This powerful and moving story explains how a large corporation, Purdue, encouraged small town doctors to prescribe OxyContin to a country already awash in painkillers. The drug's dangerously addictive nature was hidden, whilst many used it as an escape, to numb the pain of of joblessness and the need to pay the bills. Macy tries to answer a grieving mother's question – why her only son died – and comes away with a harrowing tale of greed and need.

Author : Beth Macy
Publisher :
Release :2018
Total pages :376
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 031655121X

Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics, journalist Beth 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. 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.

Author : Ryan Homanics
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release :2018-01-29
Total pages :150
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1984338323

" ... attempts to explore the heroin epidemic in this country in a way not previously attempted."--Back cover

Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Release :2018-09-18
Total pages :39
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN :

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, who once worked as a reporter in Roanoke, Virginia, traces the efforts of local activists, doctors, law enforcement officials, and parents to combat opioid dependence... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Author : Black Book
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release :2018-12-06
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780359275250

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 from the time OxyContin arrived on the scene until it became the worst drug epidemic in modern American history. The novel works to advocate for better addiction treatment, as well as healthcare and criminal justice reform. For more information click on BUY BUTTON!!!

Author : Walter Dean Myers
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release :2009-10-06
Total pages :208
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0061974978

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 easy deal, but it isn't so simple when the buyer is an undercover cop. With a gunshot wound to the arm, Rico in jail, and a police officer clinging to life, Lil J is starting to get dope sick. He'd do anything to change the last twenty-four hours, and when he stumbles into an abandoned crack house, it actually might be possible. . . . Walter Dean Myers weaves elements of magical realism into a harrowing story about drug use, violence, alternate perceptions of reality, and second chances.

Author : Scorpio Digital Press
Publisher : Independently Published
Release :2019-07-03
Total pages :68
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 107792464X

You MUST read about this public health emergency! Note to Readers: This is a fan-based summary and analysis on Beth Macy's Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America. This is meant to enhance your original reading experience, not supplement it. We urge you to pick up this ground breaking book here: https: //amzn.to/2NcD266 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 from the time OxyContin arrived on the scene until it became the worst drug epidemic in modern American history. Throughout the work, Macy introduces readers to scores of parents who have lost their children to death by overdose or whose children are serving jail time for drug-related offenses. Readers hear how their children succumbed to opioid abuse and how the families tried to get them the help they needed and often failed. Additionally, Macy introduces readers to a number of medical professionals who speak against the dangers of overprescribing opioids and the problems with rehabilitation clinics. The author also shares the opinions of those working on the side of the law to bring an end to rampant drug abuse in their communities. The novel works to advocate for better addiction treatment, as well as healthcare and criminal justice reform. "As OxyContin hit the market, drug advertising surged from $360 million in 1995 to $1.3 million in 1998 with pharmaceutical companies giving doctors tons of freebies. Purdue Pharma salesmen pushed Oxy on doctors by suggesting it was safe for noncancer patients with pain." In this detailed summary and analysis of Dopsick by Beth Macy, you'll learn the hard facts, like: Who created the "tsunami" of misery in Woodstock, Virginia, and how. The painful mental and physical sensations that drives users to keep using. The arrival of Oxycontin, and how it has miserably affected our medical system. And much more about this public health emergency! Scroll to the top and buy now with 1-click!

Author : Sicily
Publisher : Street Knowledge Publishing
Release :2006-06
Total pages :216
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0974619949