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Only by the statistics and the history and the various ways the opiate addiction is dealt with rom law enforcement to drug companies to doctors to prisons and to the government all which bear some blame but Share, Retweet, Repeat: Get Your Message Read and Spread from the viewpoint of theamilies who are living with the addiction either battling it themselves or watching loved ones succumb or live in agony Their representation their voice is what makes the book so very powerful The author obviously did a lot research but she also spent a lot of time with those who have experienced the devastation up close and personal She s tough in places as balanced in presenting the Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes facts as could be hopedor but she s also invested herself emotionally I m about as bleeding heart as they come and I must say this book left me eeling completely drained But it is a book I highly recommend Although this is not a book that offers pat answers or solutions there is some proof we can staunch some of the bleeding and maybe the informed we are the we realize how easily this could be you or one of your children you will be diligent be aware of your doctor s motives ask or different methods of pain management because Oxy is so addictive one round of pain meds may be all it takes Don t think the marginalized poor in the Appalachian regions are the only ones at risk The you know the power you have and with the information provided in this book if this country has an ounce of compassion left in its black soul will ind its hardened heart pricked with something resembling sympathy will eel righteous indignation and refuse to look the other way and will She Weeps Each Time You're Born for once avoid passing judgements on the victims The only people workingor change seem to be the victims and their amilies and the stark rank and shocking truth is that no one seems to care which is yet another American epidemic 5 stars The informant leaned into Lieutenant Richard Stallard s cruiser This Seven Days, Seven Dinners feller up here s got this new stuff he s selling It s called Oxy and he says it s great he said What is it again Stallard asked It s Oxy comptonsomething like that Pill users were already misusing it to intensify their high the informant explained as well as selling it on the black market Oxy came in much higher dosages than standard painkillers and an 80 milligram tablet soldor 80 making its potential A Northern Light for black market sales much higher than that of Dilaudid and Lortab The increased potency made the drug a cash cowor the company that manufactured it too The informant had specifics Users had already If You're Missing Baby Jesus: A True Story that Embraces the Spirit of Christmas figured out an end run around the pill s time release mechanism a coating stamped with OC and the milligram dosage They simply popped a tablet in their mouthsor a minute or two until the rubberized coating melted away then rubbed it off on their shirts Forty milligram Oxys left an orange sheen on their shirtsleeves the 80 milligrams a tinge of green The remaining tiny pearl of pure oxycodone could be crushed then snorted or mixed with water and injected The euphoria was immediate and intense with a purity similar to that of heroin Beth Macy Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted AmericaEvery morning at the train station I ind myself staring at the iconography of the opioid epidemic Next to me there is an advertisement or Narcan a naloxone nasal spray that can be used in case of an opioid overdose Across the tracks another ad this one Anne Perrys Christmas Crimes (Christmas Stories, for a residential treatment centerocused on opioid addiction When I step on the train I am greeted with a placard that says Stop Don t Run It is a public service announcement reminding users that they will be given prosecutorial immunity if they call 911 and stay with a person who has overdosed It is a law that is meant to stop users rom running away and allowing a person to die in order to avoid a possession rap Day after day it is easy to allow such things to recede into the background To become part of normal life If you are like me you have heard the phrase opioid epidemic so often it has started to lose meaning Whether we pay attention or not it is happening Over the past ifteen years 300000 Americans have died White Water from drug overdoses Seventy two thousand died just last year It is the leading cause of deathor Americans under The Slave Dancer fifty and is deadlier than guns car accidents and peak HIV Beth Macy s Dopesick tells the story of the crisis by giving it details She provides theaces and the names and the unhappy endings It is a potent at times unbearably powerful story She Special Agent follows everyone cops and criminals and users prosecutors and judges doctors and nurses and treatment providers Mostly though this is a story of mothers A tale of mothers and their dead sons and daughters While the opioid crisis has its tentacles in every corner of the nation Macy traces itrom its origin in rural America specifically western Virginia As a journalist based out of Roanoke she was there at the beginning with Perdue Pharma s introduction of OxyContin The 1996 introduction of OxyContin coincided with the moment in medical history when doctors Hospitals And Accreditation Boards and accreditation boards adopting the notion of pain as the ifth vital sign developing new standards of pain assessment and treatment that gave pain eual status with blood pressure heart rate respiratory rate and temperature A paradigmatic shift turned patients into health care consumers Accordingly pharmaceutical companies sent their sales reps across the country to evangelize or new medications to prescribe to these customers Macy devoted y In 2012 author and prescribe to these customers Macy devoted y In 2012 author and social journalist Beth Macy began writing About The Worst Drug Heroin the worst drug heroin in world history Dopesick Dealers Doctors and The Drug Company That Addicted America began in the hills and valleys of Appalachia the mid western rust belt rural Maine before rapidly spreading throughout the US In 2016 64000 Americans perished The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, the Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started theLongest War in American History from drug related causes and overdoses outnumbering the total of those killed during the Viet Nam War Macy explored the terrible destructive impact on society those who have helped and harmed and the brave individuals sharing their own stories of tragedy and loss casting aside stigma and shame to alert and help othersIn the late 1990 s Appalachian country doctor St Charles Virginia Art Van Zee MD was among theirst to sound the urgent alarm how OxyContin had infiltrated his community and region Patients were admitted to hospital ER s in record numbers rom drug related causes Rates of infectious disease including Hepatitis C along with petty and violent crime had increased substantially a police car was ire bombed addicts were desperate A World on Fire for cash to support their drug habit an elderly patient had resorted to selling pillsrom his nursing home bed Van Zee called public meetings to advocate and alert others of the opioid health crisis and didn t hesitate to Setting Them Straight: You CAN Do Something About Bigotry and Homophobia in Your Life file complaints against Purdue Pharmaor aggressive marketing campaigns promoting OxyContin By 2001 he and Sister Beth Davies were attending two unerals per day of the addicted deadIn 2007 with over 28 billion USD earned in drug profits Purdue Pharmaceuticals was ound guilty in 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate federal and civil criminal courtsor their roleresponsibility The Oxford New Greek Dictionary for creating the opioid epidemicor misbranding OxyContin with aggressive marketing techniues that downplayed and minimized the potential The Cello Suites : J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece for addiction The 600 million USDine was worth the risk The New Job Security for Purdue the executives charged wereorced to listen to victim impact statements and were compared to Adolf Hitler and the mass destruction of humanity yet these men served no jail time Both Doctor Van Zee and Sister Davies were outraged that none of the The Day Fidel Died: Cuba in the Age of Raúl, Obama, and the Rolling Stones (A Vintage Short) fine was allocatedor drug recovery and addiction programs Instead it was appropriated The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis for MedicaidMedicare reimbursement andor criminal justice and law enforcement Macy documents the vast suffering heartbreak of the The Jumbee familiesriends medical staff and To Helvetica and Back first responders theoster parents clergy left behind to carry on after destruction and death had taken its toll The closed down Simple Art of Greatness factories lumber millsurniture manufacturing warehouses and stores coal mines jobs that had once sustained the middle class were grim reminders that Where the Heart Waits for the average American life would never be the same again Some desperateamilies impacted by the disease of despair had lost life savings attempting to pay or costly drug rehabilitation programs or loved ones only to realize addiction was a lifelong process and the likelihood of relapse might be a day away Providers of rehab A Burglar's Guide to the City facilities were not in agreement over MAT medication assisted treatment though medical experts contend that MAT is absolutely necessary to battle the intense cravings of addiction and increase the rates of successful treatment Many of the stories were harsh and brutal Too many politicians and policy makers believe addiction is a personal moralailing and criminal offense rather than a treatable disease that robs victims of their dignity and The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth freedom of choice Macy s book easily compares to Sam uiones outstanding award winning book Dreamland The True Tale of America s Opiate Epidemic 2015 Macy is the author of the bestselling Factory Man 2014 and Truevine 2016 With thanks and appreciation to Little Brown and Company via NetGalleyor the DRC American Apocalypse: The Great Fire and the Myth of Chicago for the purpose of review A problematic reador me Yes I know awards and all that But I honestly think the awards go to the act that Macy made Oxycontin and heroin part of a national conversation not because this book was exemplary journalism or writing Issue 1 Macy does not eel like a competent research or investigative journalist Apparently before the book writing gig her newspaper job was human interest stories I can so see that And I am not the human interest kind of reader Dopesick primarily Stories for a Romantic Heart: Over One Hundred Treasures to Touch Your Soul focuses on those on theront lines but not the dopesick Though it begins by talking with a major drug dealer it uickly moves to one of the physicians who watched the crisis unfold and th. Ther's uestion 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 In some of the same distressed communities Spain in Mind 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 standoutsall prey to prostitution jail and deathThroug. En a very brief history of Oxycontin the manufacturer Purdue Pharmaceuticals and the The Inheritance: Part 1 family that owns the company But mostly there are storiesrom the mothers Details are heart tugging and honestly The Curious World Of Christmas facile She writes about how one son who died of an OD used to help his mom grow sunflowers so now the mom plants her wholeront yard ull of them Another carries around the urn of her son s ashes and caused a minor disturbance in a courtroom Does this help us understand drug abuse No Does it help stir anger against Purdue Pharmaceuticals I d argue no because it gives the reader a sad tragic death only partially rom system The Best Canadian Animal Stories failure Macy is trying desperately to relate the individual stories to the larger issues of economics and escape but it never gels Unlike Evicted Poverty and Profit in the American City which dispassionately used the micro stories of people to show the complexity of the issues around housing Macy seems desperate to engage the reader through emotion but without a lot of researchSurprisinglyor a book about dopesick Macy largely avoids the elephant of addiction It eels like she s uick to blame the system ex Ann had a twisted ankle and got twenty ive oxycodone before looking at individual behaviors that contribute It is clear indirectly that many of the mothers were in denial about the level of their teens use So it kind of ignores the web of deceptions and strategies that occur before the pill takers turn into addicts She makes it sound like people are prescribed oxycodone get addicted start inding someone with extra start dealing to cover costs then turn into heroin addicts There s a loose attempt to connect that chain with economic depression but it doesn t work Mostly she makes it sound like the good kids did it or un and then boom their lives end Literally For me it s the most annoying kind of journalism because it uses stereotypical images and catch phrases to capture tragedy It s Hallmark Channel journalismIssue 2 Macy is not a good writer She uses adjectives or things she can t possibly know but play into preconceptions see above re Hallmark Channel and below uote about stone This is a well researched nonfiction book about how the Sackler amily of the privately held company Purdue Pharma their sales reps unethical and misinformed doctors our pitiful healthcare system that only helps some people and our misguided law enforcement and incarceration laws created an opioid crisis that became a heroin crisis that led to overdosing becoming the leading cause of death or young AmericansOur country needs to ensure that everyone has access to healthcare including mental health and substance abuse care We also need to change our drug laws so tax payers aren t unding prisons or people who are low level drug users It costs a minimum of thirty thousand dollars a year to incarcerate someone In states like New York and California the cost is seventy to than one hundred grand What if we used that money on healthcare and education and substance abuse treatment According to Macy s book Rehab is a multibillion dollar lie It s unevenly regulated and largely abstinence The Undrowned Child focused meaning people who are trying to get weaned off opioids aren t supposed to take drugs like Suboxone even though it s proven to help dramatically in keeping people off drugs Most rehab centers which are unaffordable to many are abstinenceaith based 12 step programs 5 of the 12 steps refer to a Higher Power even though The Summer House for opioid abuse there is significant evidences that medication assisted treatedor the long term is a reliable solution Before My Heart Stops: A Memoir for sobriety When you spend that much money you think it s going to work But it s killing peopleor that myth to be out there that the only true cure is abstinence Not to mention even The Yankee Club for people who might be able to afford barely incare treatment there aren t nearly enough beds in residential treatment centers to meet the demand The most important thingor the morphine hijacked brain is always not to experience the crushing physical and psychological pain of withdrawal to avoid dopesickness at any cost To eed their addictions many users recruit new customers Who eventually recruit new customers And the exponential growth continues until the cycle too often ends in jail or prison a grave In terms of the opioid crisis by now we know it s a national problem that begin in small towns places like Appalachia that were one industry towns When coal mining stopped being lucrative because of alternate sources of energy like racking and wind turbines there were no jobs People often had on the job injuries and were overprescribed opioids A drug that should only be used The Catholic Home: Celebrations and Traditions for Holidays, Feast Days, and Every Day for end of life care or cancer people were getting hooked after just two weeks and then ultimately turned to the cheaper heroin Four ofive people heroin addicts now come to the drug by originally being prescribed opioidsWhat s the difference between our schwag and other sales reps Asked a representative Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design for Purdue Pharma the company that hooked our citizens on Oxycontin The Sacklers that own Purdue are one of the richestamilies in America The difference is that People aren t stealing The Magic Cake Shop from theiramilies or breaking into their neighbors homes over blood pressure pills said small town Dr Van Zee A Major Voice To Change major voice to change this drug is prescribed which took years Doctors started prostituting themselves or a ew ree trips to Florida said lawyer Emmitt Yeary who represented the amilies of people who committed Oxy related crimes stealing copper Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability from buildings to get anotherix The Curious World of Wine: Facts, Legends, and Lore About the Drink We Love So Much for example We knowrom other countries that when people stick with treatment outcomes can bet better than ifty percent But people in the United States don t have access to good opioid addiction treatment The state of Virginia Where Many Of The Stories From Both many of the stories rom both of the law that Macy reports on is one of the states that refused to accept Medicaid expansion in the wake of the Affordable Care Act sacrificing 66 million a day in The Mother Zone federalunds The Void for insurance coverage In states where Medicaid expansions were passed the safety net program had become the most important epidemicighting tool paying The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish for treatment counseling and addiction medications andilling other long standing gaps in care It gave coverage to an additional 13 million addicted users who were not poor enough or Medicaid but too poor or private insurance If only politicians understood that Medicaid would actually save money and lives It takes about eight years on average after people start treatment to get one year of sobriety and The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War four orive different episodes of treatment or that sobriety to stick Because I m passionate about healthcare reform justice reform and an end to people s lives getting ruined because they had some injury and became addicted to strong opioids almost overnight I really enjoyed this book and highlighted many many pages We need to treat people with addictions with respect because addiction is not a moral ailing of not having enough willpower it s about how addicted brains work differently than nonaddicted brains For reviews please visit Dopesick is a semi interesting book about the opioid epidemic in America Ms Macy Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art follows many people andamilies over the course of 6 years and tells their stories in this book I think I would have enjoyed it a lot had the author narrowed it down to just a couple individuals and included Alice Oliver factual information on opioids and addiction Ielt the book was disjointed due to there being so many different people written about and the book jumps The Protestant Temperament from one person to the next and back again It just didn tlow in my opinion There wasn t much new in this That's So '90s Pop!: A Fill-In Activity Book for me that I haven t read in other recent books and living in Appalachia I m well aware of the crisis I see people just about everywhere I go who are in the throes of addiction I did learn some about medication assisted treatment including Suboxone that I didn t know before so this book was not a complete washout People who enjoy human interest stories will no doubt like this than I did The author certainly did her research and writes with much insight and compassion Not a bad read by any means just not the bestor me When a new drug sweeps the country it historically starts in the big cities and gradually spreads to the hinterlands as in the cases of cocaine and crack But the opioid epidemic began in exactly the opposite manner grabbing a toehold in isolated Appalachia Midwestern rust belt counties and rural Maine Working class The Radiant Child families who were traditionally dependent on jobs in high risk industries to pay their bills coal mining in southwest Virginia steel milling in western Pennsylvania logging in Maine weren t just theirst to experience the epidemic of drug overdose they also happened to live in politically unimportant places hollows and towns and The Best American Crime Writing fishing villages where the treatment options were likely to be hoursrom home Macy opens the book with a deep dive into the history of heroin and morphine addiction and how the drugs were reformulated over the decades into a prescription pill that has left an indelible mark on the US A scathing indictment of Purdue Pharma The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data follows this the company that started with ear wax removal and shifted theirocus to pain mangement and OxyContin production in the 1990s Looking at the large events Macy then brings it home to her corner of *the world the Interstate 81 corridor in and around Roanoke Virginia She creates the context of actory *world the Interstate 81 corridor in and around Roanoke Virginia She creates the context of actory and mining towns shut down depressed and impoverished people with little work and chronic pain and the ripe soil when a miracle drug comes along and then the desire Tempting Eden for even heroinentanyl etcMacy briefly touches on the science of addiction and many others have done this She chooses to Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, focus on theaces the largely young Talking to Dragons faces of teenagers and twentysomethings the stories and the rehabilitation efforts made by communities and small townsImpactful journalism. H unsparing yet deeply human portraits of theamilies and Three Times the Love first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic eachacet of the crisis comes into The Drowning Man focus In these politicallyragmented times Beth Macy shows astonishingly that the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare The Bride of Willow Creek for all Macy stillinds reason to hope and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those GREAT INVESTMENT, THE facing addiction to build a betteruture or themselves and their amili. Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted AmericaShockingjust shockingI had no idea how bad things have become and who was responsible You hear news about the opioid crisis and it s getting worse and we need to do something about itbut we don t Giving out Narcan to olks so if they overdose they have the ix not sure if I ully agree with it Aren t we just enabling it by this I remember once someone telling me at a hospital someone came in OD d Given Narcan revived Awesome They were given Narcan to take with them Later that same day they were backOD d again But we need to look at the root cause the pharma companies and doctors that over prescribe Listening into my husbands conversation recently with someone who tore a muscle at work on the job He had to get their medical history At the ER they were given Oxy or pain REALLY That s what you get or a torn muscle now This person was smart enough to throw out the prescription But many think I ll take just one pill I can handle it but the sad thing is that s all it takes You want it and And in the end you try to stop but you get so sickdopesick So you continue to take it just to avoid the dopesickness A vicious cycleAnyway this book is a very detailed look at this crisis and how it came about and how The Glass Ocean fast it spread and continues to spread You get intimate details of the people hit with thisamilies recovering or trying to rom loosing loved ones or just trying to get a loved on straight We might think oh this is only something that happens in the downtrodden areas of the US where people don t have jobs have no money and so on But it s not the case The wealthy affluent have also been affected Big business does well to keep people hooked on these drugs drug reps make tons of cash to have doctors peddle their drugs even when not needed And doctors are too lenient in handing out drugs like tic tacs So if you want an in depth look at this crisis grab this one It s heartbreaking sad enragingbut a great read I listened via audio which was read by the author She did a wonderful job but at times there were too many people and too many acts and that sort of stuff is hard to track via audio Print might have been better or me Perhaps I should now just sayrant off I personally know 5 amilies who have lost a The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness family members to heroinfentanyl Good strong well educatedamilies It is happening all around us in all walks of life There are plenty of heartbreaking personal accounts in this book The Leadership Gap fromamilies who have lost a loved one and the steps they took in an attempt to save them It can and does happen to anyone They aren t other they are us and it is heart wrenching to readAccording to the author the roots of the epidemic stems Zero to Five: 70 Essential Parenting Tips Based on Science (and What I've Learned So Far) from a perfect storm ofactors the government mandate that physicians make adeuate pain control a priority Purdue Pharma who aggressively marketed Oxycontin to doctors as effective without causing dependency They hid evidence that this was a highly addictive drug physicians writing large amounts of the narcotic Oxycodone often Serenity Role Playing Game for minor procedures outdated methods of treating addicts proven by multiple studies to be unsuccessful treating addicts like criminals again exhaustive research tells us it doesn t work once addicted to Oxycontin and no longer able to obtain a supply the addicted turn to the cheaper heroinfentanyl combination according to some this is a small percentage see below economicactors at play in a population where poverty and unemployment is the norm the conditions are ripe Save the Cupcake! for drug useaddiction Appalachia was among theirst places where OxyContin gained a Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, foothold in the mid 1990sMedicine has changed no longer do doctors prescribe large amounts of narcotics as a matter of routine care after surgery Inact physicians Tressed to Kill face sanctionsor prescribing narcotics inappropriately and many have chosen to just stop prescribing I read this book a month ago but have hesitated to write a review because I m conflicted There is another side to the story and chronic pain patients are the unintended victims I wish the author had addressed this issue and given a balanced report Not everyone who uses Oxy will go on to become a drug addictAccording to while prescription opioid misuse is a risk actor or starting heroin use only a small The Dancer Who Flew: A Memoir of Rudolf Nureyev fraction of people who misuse pain relievers switch to heroin According to a national survey less than 4 percent of people who had misused prescription pain medicines started using heroin within 5 years1 Side note I m an RN and I have a disease that causes chronic pain I mortunate that my disease is under control through the use of biologics and I have no need or pain medicine But I keep abreast of what is happening in the chronic pain community and all too often those who suffer rom chronic pain are the unfortunate victims of new laws and government mandates I ve personally visited pain clinics where I elt treated like a criminal even though I wasn t there or a narcotic prescription I can t imagine what it would have been like if I had needed oneDoctors are being pressured to taper chronic pain patients off opioid regimens that have been working or them or years Most chronic pain patients use the drugs in order to unction but ARE NOW TREATED WITH SUSPICION AND now treated with suspicion and even if they have been using the drugs or years with no problem Many can t get their prescriptions illed at the pharmacySome experts claim most of the harm rom opioids are The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School from the drugs being smuggled into the countryrom China and Mexico but nearly all the government s solutions are based on limiting access to pain medication or people in pain For information Heartbreaking infuriating incredibly well researchedThis is an impeccably researched overview of the US American opioid crisis enriched by case studies of people affected Macy manages to show both the immediate private reach of this crisis and the overarching problems in the health system that led to it Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company Who Addicted America by that led to it Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company Who Addicted America by Macy is a 2018 Little Brown and Company publication Because the most important thing or the morphine hijacked brain is always not to experience the crushing physical and psychological pain of withdrawal but to avoid dope sickness at any cost While some may remain untouched most Americans are painfully aware of the grip opiate addiction has on our country Like the synopsis states From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs rom disparate cities to once idyllic arm towns no one is immune We see and read news reports we see parents OD d passed out in their cars with needles sticking out of their arms while their toddler sits in the back seat Those images and the sheer volume of deaths is staggering Beth Macy takes us on a journey that exposes Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Brothers to the doctors who make big money on pain management to the street dealers who took up the demand when patients ran of legal options and destroyed entire towns in the process as well all the red tape lack of unding political rhetoric and the struggle to keep those addicted alive long enough to have the slim hope they ll someday manage to kick their addiction which tends to ollow the pattern of Oxy Roxy then Heroin Lets be clear a Purdue Pharma spokesman said in August 2001 in a meeting with Virginia s attorney general The issue is drug abuse not the drug The product shouldn t be blamed or the deaths because in many cases the victims were also drinking alcohol and taking other drugs Van Zee scoffed telling a Roanoke Times reporter To me that s like somebody who was shot with a howitzer and a BB gun and you walk up and say it s a little hard to tell what killed him Was it the howitzer that took off half his chest or was it the BB gun But importantly the author gives the reader intimate portraits of the victims the amilies and the absolute literal hell they have gone through Macy pulls no punches This book is raw terrifying rustrating and made my blood boil The government or the past twenty years at least through Republican and Democratic administrations have dropped the ball The approach is outdated doesn t work and keeps people The Cake House from ever having a chance at a productive life and does very little to stymie the epidemic when they are lining their own pockets with moneyrom Big Pharma and The Essential Tantra: A Modern Guide to Sacred Sexuality for profit prisons They don t rehabilitate you in prison and they don t make it easyor you to get a job I truly believe they don t make it easy because they want you back and they want you back because that s the new The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success factory work in so many places now the prison You have to be very strong mentally when you get out to not make the same mistakes By the end of this book Ielt weak with grief I d cried so hard and The Outlandish Adventures of Liberty Aimes felt a loss so keenor the amilies who lost children or siblings sometimes than one with whole amilies involved with opiates either by selling or using My heart ached or those who live with addiction and the loved ones who must live life in a state of chronic limbo and constant worry One parent was so desperate she even removed all the doors in her home so her son couldn t hide his drug use but to no avail One woman was in the habit of kissing her husband goodbye in the morning putting her kids on the school bus then driving to Balti to buy enough to last the day before returning to Woodstock just as school bus brought her kids home Those are just a couple of examples with many even heart wrenching Good ordinary people with bright utures who had been prescribed pain medications ended up committing Jesting Pilot felony crimes to support a drug habit sinking to lows that are hard to imagine Dope sickness is so horribly agonizing some people would consider suicide to avoid it That s hard toathom and it s hard to read about people living in such circumstances and even harder to digest that lives are going to be destroyed if the mindset of the country doesn t change This book is very well organized presented not. 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