Dopesick

📒Dopesick ✍ Beth Macy

✏Book Title : Dopesick
✏Author : Beth Macy
✏Publisher : Hachette UK
✏Release Date : 2018-08-07
✏Pages : 384
✏ISBN : 9780316551281
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Dopesick Book Summary : The only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America: An unforgettable portrait of the families and first responders on the front lines, from a New York Times bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it. In this masterful work, 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 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 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, 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, 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 for all, Macy still finds reason to hope-and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those facing addiction to build a better future for themselves and their families. "Everyone should read Beth Macy's story of the American opioid epidemic" -- Professor Anne C Case, Professor Emeritus at Princeton University and Sir Angus Deaton, winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics

✏Book Title : Summary of Beth Macy s Dopesick by Milkyway Media
✏Author : Milkyway Media
✏Publisher : Milkyway Media
✏Release Date : 2018-09-18
✏Pages : 39
✏ISBN :
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Summary of Beth Macy s Dopesick by Milkyway Media Book Summary : 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.

📒Dope Sick ✍ Walter Dean Myers

✏Book Title : Dope Sick
✏Author : Walter Dean Myers
✏Publisher : Harper Collins
✏Release Date : 2009-10-06
✏Pages : 208
✏ISBN : 9780061974977
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Dope Sick Book Summary : 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.

✏Book Title : Summary of Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America
✏Author : Paul Adams
✏Publisher : BH via PublishDrive
✏Release Date : 2018-09-18
✏Pages : 80
✏ISBN : PKEY:6610000105960
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Summary of Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America Book Summary : Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America by Beth Macy: Conversation Starters Dopesick by Beth Macy takes a look at the central point of the opioid crisis in the United States. Opioid addiction has been a struggle for Americans for over twenty years. Macy takes the reader through the history of the opioid addiction crisis. She tells the stories of Americans whose lives have been greatly affected by prescription painkillers. These people range from high school football players and cheerleaders from upper-class families to the poor farmers trading their livestock for drugs. The opioid crisis seems to be the one thing that unites Americans no matter where they located or which social class they belong to. Dopesick became a bestseller for The New York Times immediately after its release in 2018. The New York Times called the book a “harrowing” and “deeply compassionate” look at the national opioid emergency. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: Foster a deeper understanding of the book Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent companion resource of the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. © Copyright 2018 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

📒Dopesick ✍ Ryan Homanics

✏Book Title : Dopesick
✏Author : Ryan Homanics
✏Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
✏Release Date : 2018-01-29
✏Pages : 150
✏ISBN : 1984338323
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Dopesick Book Summary : Ryan Homanics in his first literary work attempts to explore the heroin epidemic in this country in a way not previously attempted. He draws upon personal experiences over the course of nearly a decade being addicted to drugs and merges that understanding with a look at the socio-economic environment that the heroin epidemic thrives in. He lays out in Dopesick how the current conditions of the society around us are actually driving the epidemic to higher and higher levels of human tragedy. The human desire to acquire profit at all costs are causing institutions large and small to put dollar bills over human lives. Until the fundamental driving forces behind the heroin epidemic are identified, addressed, critiqued, and changed the problem will only get worse. Significantly worse.

📒Dope Sick ✍ J. A. Kazimer

✏Book Title : Dope Sick
✏Author : J. A. Kazimer
✏Publisher : CreateSpace
✏Release Date : 2013-11-27
✏Pages : 264
✏ISBN : 1494309122
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Dope Sick Book Summary : Once a famous rock star, Colin Wilde, nearly dies on a dirty bathroom floor, a lethal does of heroin in his veins, and his murdered wife's name on his lips. Now, three years later, clean and ready for a comeback, Colin meets a strung-out dancer who helps him navigate the seedy world of sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll.

📒My Book Of Life By Angel ✍ Martine Leavitt

✏Book Title : My Book of Life by Angel
✏Author : Martine Leavitt
✏Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
✏Release Date : 2012-09-04
✏Pages : 256
✏ISBN : 9780374351243
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏My Book of Life by Angel Book Summary : When sixteen-year-old Angel meets Call at the mall, he buys her meals and says he loves her, and he gives her some candy that makes her feel like she can fly. Pretty soon she's addicted to his candy, and she moves in with him. As a favor, he asks her to hook up with a couple of friends of his, and then a couple more. Now Angel is stuck working the streets at Hastings and Main, a notorious spot in Vancouver, Canada, where the girls turn tricks until they disappear without a trace, and the authorities don't care. But after her friend Serena disappears, and when Call brings home a girl who is even younger and more vulnerable than her to learn the trade, Angel knows that she and the new girl have got to find a way out.

📒At Bully Hills ✍ Thaddeus Deluca

✏Book Title : At Bully Hills
✏Author : Thaddeus Deluca
✏Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
✏Release Date : 2012-04-11
✏Pages : 423
✏ISBN : 9781469110912
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏At Bully Hills Book Summary : This book is dedicated to the legions of Alcoholics and Drug Addicts who still suffer; may they find enough courage to take the first step in changing their livesadmitting they have a problem. If in some small way this book helps someone suffering from the disease of addiction find peace, the mission of this book will be completed; then pass it along to another addict in the hope he or she might find peace.

📒What S Left Of Us ✍ Richard Farrell

✏Book Title : What s Left of Us
✏Author : Richard Farrell
✏Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
✏Release Date : 2009-07-01
✏Pages : 288
✏ISBN : 9780806532448
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏What s Left of Us Book Summary : "Blunt and honest. . .A stunning piece of work." --T.J. English "Deeply moving. . .What's Left of Us is a rush of blood to the head and heart, the kind only true art can deliver." --Andre Dubus "An amazing story not just of survival, but redemption." --Mary McGarry Morris Richie Farrell grew up in a working-class Irish neighborhood in Massachusetts. To overcome a birth defect, his father pushed him to become a star athlete, grooming him for Notre Dame. Sometimes, he would use a belt as a learning tool. Once, he used an electric carving knife. . . The headline read Crippled at Birth: Farrell Now Grid Star. A month later, I tore up my knee and fell in love with pain medication. By time he was thirty, Richie was a heroin addict, stealing from friends, shooting up during visits to his children, living in abandoned mill buildings, running from the shameful secrets of his family. Hopeless and in pain, he attempted suicide. When that failed, he was ordered to detox. He looked at me. "Be honest," he said, "or you'll be on the street in 15 minutes. Jail, death, or honesty. You choose." In this harrowing, astounding memoir, Richard Farrell chronicles a life of desperation, violence, lies--and the pure oblivion of heroin. A gritty, hauntingly written tale of a descent into hell and a slow, uncertain climb out of it, What's Left Of Us is a true story of redemption: of how low a man can get, and how hard he must fight to escape a shattered life. . . "[Farrell] carries you on this rollercoaster ride of ugliness and beauty. Don't miss it." --Phyllis Karas Richard Farrell is an author, filmmaker, teacher, journalist, and adjunct professor of English at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. His documentary, High on Crack Street, was aired on HBO and received Columbia University's duPont Award. He is the co-author of A Criminal and an Irishman: The Inside Story of the Mob-IRA Connection. He is the screenwriter for the upcoming film The Fighter, and makes his home in Milford, New Hampshire.

📒Dancing With Myself ✍ Billy Idol

✏Book Title : Dancing with Myself
✏Author : Billy Idol
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2014-10-07
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9781451628524
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Dancing with Myself Book Summary : A Rolling Stone Top 10 Best Music Books of the Year “That’s what I’m talking about…Of all these memoirs, Dancing With Myself was the only one that stimulated my envy—made me want to be Billy Idol for five minutes….He’s a genuine romantic, writing in a kind of overheated journalese about his London punk rock roots…and then falling head over heels for America” (James Parker, The New York Times Book Review). An early architect of punk rock’s sound, style, and fury, whose lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into pop’s mainstream as one of MTV’s first megastars, Billy Idol remains, to this day, a true rock ‘n’ roll icon. Now, in his New York Times bestselling autobiography, Dancing with Myself, Idol delivers an electric, “refreshingly honest” (Daily News, New York) account of his journey to fame—from his early days as front man of the pioneering UK punk band Generation X to the decadent life atop the dance-rock kingdom he ruled—delivered with the same in-your-face attitude and fire his fans have embraced for decades. Beyond adding his uniquely qualified perspective to the story of the evolution of rock, Idol is a brash, lively chronicler of his own career. A survivor’s tale at its heart, this sometimes chilling and always riveting account of one man’s creative drive joining forces with unbridled human desire is unmistakably literary in its character and brave in its sheer willingness to tell. With it, Billy Idol is destined to emerge as one of the great writers among his musical peers. “I am hopelessly divided between the dark and the good, the rebel and the saint, the sex maniac and the monk, the poet and the priest, the demagogue and the populist. Pen to paper, I’ve put it all down, every bit from the heart. I’m going on out a limb here, so watch my back.” —Billy Idol