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The Resource Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy

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

Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America
Title
Dopesick
Title remainder
dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America
Statement of responsibility
Beth Macy
Title variation
Dope sick
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 did her only son die?-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 book Factory Man, the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and to 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 that, astonishingly, the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse. But in a country unable to provide basic health care for all, Macy still finds reason to hope -- and finds 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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Macy, Beth
Dewey number
362.290973
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not applicable
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LC call number
RC568.O45
LC item number
M33 2018d
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other
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Read by the author
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  • Hachette Audio (Firm)
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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  • Opiod abuse
  • Oxycodone abuse
  • Medication abuse
Target audience
adult
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Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy
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  • "A PDF of photos is available upon request."
  • Previously released by Hachette Audio, ℗2018
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  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
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spoken word
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rdacontent
Control code
on1053843070
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
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other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
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one file format
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direct electronic
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Isbn
9781549120008
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digital, HD audio
Publisher number
37740
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sound
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digital recording
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  • (OCoLC)1053843070
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Label
Dopesick : dealers, doctors, and the drug company that addicted America, Beth Macy
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • "HD."
  • "LIGHT."
  • "A PDF of photos is available upon request."
  • Previously released by Hachette Audio, ℗2018
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • other
  • other
Carrier category code
  • sz
  • nz
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1053843070
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 audio media player (approximately 10 hr., 30 min.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781549120008
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
37740
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1005019
  • (OCoLC)1053843070
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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