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Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America

Macy, Beth (author.).
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  • 35 of 63 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Greenwood Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 362.29 MAC (Text) 36626103971032 2nd Floor New Adult Checked out 11/06/2018

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  • ISBN: 9780316551243
  • ISBN: 0316551244
  • Physical Description: print
    vi, 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-363) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The People v. Purdue. The United States of Amnesia -- Swag 'n' Dash -- Message board memorial -- "The corporation feels no pain" -- Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Suburban sprawl -- "Like shooting Jesus" -- FUBI -- "Shit don't stop" -- "A broken system". Whack-a-mole -- Liminality -- Hope on a spreadsheet -- "Brother, wrong or right" -- Outcasts and inroads -- Epilogue: Soldier's Disease.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Opioid abuse United States
Medication abuse United States
Oxycodone
Oxycodone abuse United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Industries Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
PSYCHOLOGY Psychopathology Addiction
SOCIAL SCIENCE Sociology Rural
Medication abuse
Opioid abuse
Oxycodone
Oxycodone abuse
United States
Opioid-Related Disorders
Oxycodone
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