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American Epidemic: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis



A first-of-its kind collection of the most vivid reporting about the most lethal addiction crisis ever

Just a few years ago, the opioid crisis could be referred to as a “silent epidemic,” but the scourge of opiate addiction is no longer being overlooked. This is in large part thanks to the extraordinary writings featured in this volume. Some of the most impactful reporting in the United States in recent years has addressed the opiate addiction crisis, a body of work that provides the best picture available of the origins, consequences, and human calamity associated with the epidemic.

Now, for the first time, these key works of reportage and analysis have been collected in one volume, providing the fullest portrait available of this national tragedy. Numerous pieces in this groundbreaking collection have won major awards; many have changed the public conversation on opioids. American Epidemic gives readers the full story, with contributions from regional and national newspapers, prestige magazines, and leading literary journals.

Spirited, informed, and eloquently written, American Epidemic will serve as an essential introduction for anyone seeking insight into the deadliest drug crisis our country has experienced.

Editor: McMillian, John, Foreword by: Jamison, Leslie

Topic: Psychology
Media: Book
ISBN: 162097519X
Language: English
Pages: 304

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