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Dreamland

The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

By Sam Quinones
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Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

Dreamland (2015) tells the story of how the opiate crisis in the United States went from being a problem only among social outcasts and the urban poor to one of the leading causes of accidental deaths in the country. The background and science of the crisis are rooted in socioeconomic factors that are distinctly American.

  • Non-Americans left nonplussed by the United States’ opiate problem
  • Health care professionals
  • Policy wonks

Sam Quinones is an American journalist and author, known for his work at the LA Times, as well as his books on Mexico, which include True Tales from Another Mexico and Antonio's Gun and Delfino's Dream.

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