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  • Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America
  • Beth Macy
  • English
  • 10 July 2020
  • 9780316523172

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Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Beth Macy Beth Macy ´ 9 Free download Summary ñ Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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 mo. Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company Who Addicted America by Beth Macy is a 2018 Little Brown and Company publication Because the most important thing for 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 from disparate cities to once idyllic farm 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 funding 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 follow 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 for 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 families and the absolute literal hell they have gone through Macy pulls no punches This book is raw terrifying frustrating and made my blood boil The government for 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 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 money from Big Pharma and for profit prisons They don t rehabilitate you in prison and they don t make it easy for 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 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 I felt weak with grief I d cried so hard and felt a loss so keen for the families who lost children or siblings sometimes than one with whole families involved with opiates either by selling or using My heart ached for 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 futures who had been prescribed pain medications ended up committing 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 to fathom 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 only by the statistics and the history and the various ways the opiate addiction is dealt with from law enforcement to drug companies to doctors to prisons and to the government all which bear some blame but from the viewpoint of the families 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 facts as could be hoped for but she s also invested herself emotionally I m about as bleeding heart as they come and I must say this book left me feeling 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 for 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 find its hardened heart pricked with something resembling sympathy will feel righteous indignation and refuse to look the other way and will for once avoid passing judgements on the victims The only people working for change seem to be the victims and their families and the stark frank and shocking truth is that no one seems to care which is yet another American epidemic 5 stars

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Free read ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Beth Macy Beth Macy ´ 9 Free download Summary ñ Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub H 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 famili. 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

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I personally know 5 families who have lost a family members to heroinfentanyl Good strong well educated families It is happening all around us in all walks of life There are plenty of heartbreaking personal accounts in this book from families 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 from a perfect storm of factors 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 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 economic factors at play in a population where poverty and unemployment is the norm the conditions are ripe for drug useaddiction Appalachia was among the first places where OxyContin gained a foothold in the mid 1990sMedicine has changed no longer do doctors prescribe large amounts of narcotics as a matter of routine care after surgery In fact physicians face sanctions for 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 factor for starting heroin use only a small 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 m fortunate that my disease is under control through the use of biologics and I have no need for pain medicine But I keep abreast of what is happening in the chronic pain community and all too often those who suffer from chronic pain are the unfortunate victims of new laws and government mandates I ve personally visited pain clinics where I felt treated like a criminal even though I wasn t there for 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 for them for years Most chronic pain patients use the drugs in order to function but are now treated with suspicion and judgement even if they have been using the drugs for years with no problem Many can t get their prescriptions filled at the pharmacySome experts claim most of the harm from opioids are from the drugs being smuggled into the country from China and Mexico but nearly all the government s solutions are based on limiting access to pain medication for people in pain For information Valor The Arinthian Line #3 parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with Chasing the Light painkillers became the norm In some of the same distressed communities featured in her bestselling book Factory Man the unemployed use Shadows Watching Witches of London #3 painkillers both to numb the Der Vogel ist ein Rabe pain of joblessness and The Murders in the Rue Morgue C Auguste Dupin #1 3 pay their bills while The Murders in the Rue Morgue C Auguste Dupin #1 3 privileged teens trade A Family for Luke pills in cul de sacs and even high school standouts fall Lord Sebastian's WifeLady Lyte's Little Secret prey to Scapegoat Rennie Vogel Intrigue #2 prostitution jail and deathThroug. 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