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Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America | Beth Macy
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jackday
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So enlightening. Perfect mix of (recent) history and narrative.

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Eva2
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This book was a tough read. We all know that pharmaceutical companies can be unethical, but reading how they deliberately preyed on people for profit is truly awful. The links between OxyContin abuse and heroin addiction is quite scary. Whilst this book was not perfectly written, I did find it interesting.

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Cosmos_Moon
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Trying to understand this horrible disease that has touched my life & broken my heart in unimaginable ways this year. 2 funerals, dropped a family member off at detox, another coming out of her 90 day rehab is now living in a sober home on naltrexone 150+ days sober. I am so scared for them & hope everyday they can get past this & live their best lives. I don‘t want to lose anyone else too soon. Hard to balance the line between help & enabling.

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UnidragonFrag
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Damn, guys. This was such a tough listen. My hopes for some of the people in the narrative were just crushed (the epilogue about Tess really got me) and I'm so mad that this is a situation we created (well, $$ created, actually) and that it's still going. The lack of sympathy and knowledge about addicts is just.. 😔

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Cinfhen I saw On Audible there is a sequel titled Finding Tess due out in October but it‘s not in the Litsy database 3mo
UnidragonFrag @Cinfhen not sure how there could be a book about it as her story is concluded in this one 2mo
UnidragonFrag But also huh. I'll have to look into it.. 2mo
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Cinfhen I read the synopsis and it seems it‘s more of an interview with Beth Macy about this one particular person ( maybe more of a rehash) so probably nothing new if you read the book 2mo
UnidragonFrag @Cinfhen oh! Huh, yeah if that's the case you're probably right. I'll still have to look into it, thanks! 2mo
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goodbyefrancie
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This is really interesting, but not easy to listen to.

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avgeyer I haven't read this one yet, but I recommend Dreamland by Sam Quinones- a really interesting look at how the drug companies and drug cartels collided to create the crisis we have now, particularly in Appalachia. 3mo
Scochrane26 I just downloaded this. 3mo
goodbyefrancie @avgeyer I have added that one to my list. This book mentions Dreamland, too. 3mo
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Amiable
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While eating my lunch at work ...
Coworker: “Why are you reading on an iPad if you have a book?”
Me: “Because one is nonfiction and one is fiction, and I‘m reading both. And I don‘t know which one I‘ll feel like reading until I‘m actually sitting down to read.”
Coworker (walking away with raised eyebrows and a look on her face that screams “What a weirdo...”)
Me (thinking, “you just don‘t get it...”) 🙄

MicheleinPhilly Yep! Every time we see the episode of Gilmore Girls where Rory has about 8 different types of books in her backpack my wife looks at me like 😒. 3mo
xicanti It sounds like your coworker‘s the weirdo. 3mo
Amiable @MicheleinPhilly @xicanti To nonreaders, we readers are an alien race, I think! 😀 3mo
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Aimeesue But…but… that makes complete sense! 3mo
Ruthiella Readers are weird. 🤪 But of course you won‘t know what you‘re in the mood for and what if *gasp* you finish a book and are stranded with nothing else to read! (edited) 3mo
Lindy Makes sense to me too. 3mo
Tamra 😆 love it! 3mo
Amiable @Aimeesue @Lindy @Tamra I KNOW, RIGHT?? (edited) 3mo
Amiable @Ruthiella Yess!! I can‘t even contemplate the horror of being stuck on my train commute or at lunch with nothing to read! 😳👎🏼 3mo
batsy I can totally relate to this, so I'm with @xicanti 😁 3mo
Tanisha_A Being a weirdo that way sounds good to me! 😀 3mo
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rmaclean4
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Rough topic and at times hard to listen to because of the depth of the problems. Well written and researched.

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peaches10
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This is a must read for everyone! The information is so real that everyone can walk away being better educated about addiction, socioeconomic drivers and how drug dealer and users tick. This book hits home because I'm from Southwest, VA (Appalachia) and now reside in the midsize city of Roanoke, VA where the author calls home and where addiction has impacted everyone in some shape or form. Take the time to read and re-read you can't go wrong.

UnabridgedPod We talked about this on the podcast, and I had a similar reaction: it is SO close. Such an excellent book. 5mo
peaches10 I am so glad to hear its being talked about..do you host a podcast? If so I'm interested in tuning in.. 5mo
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Lauren890
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 This book follows the opioid epidemic and it was incredibly eye-opening for me. I heard the author say in an interview that she hoped to inspire empathy for those impacted by this epidemic and she certainly did for me. I listened to this on audiobook. The author narrates it and does a wonderful job. This book is heartbreaking but so important.