Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

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 Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed s...

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Title:Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
Author:Beth Macy
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0316523178
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:384 pages pages

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America Reviews

  • Ang
    Mar 25, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

  • Michelle
    Aug 24, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

    This is one of the saddest and most terrifying books I've ever read. Drug overdose is currently "the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak." This book captures many...

    ?I knew that I might not see change in my lifetime, but I was going ahead with this battle anyway.? - Van Rooyan, 68 He seemed more concerned about being honest than trying to control the narrative. - 116 ?There are so many families struggling with the same thing Colton has...

    My feelings/thoughts about this book have kept me up at night. Beth Macy is a journalist and in DOPESICK she tracks the ascent of oxycontin and what it's done to this country. Obviously there is a need for pain medication and the drug has legitimate uses, however, the way this drug was...

  • lp
    May 01, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

  • Beth
    Aug 31, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

  • Crystal
    Oct 07, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

    This is one of the saddest and most terrifying books I've ever read. Drug overdose is currently "the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak." This book captures many...

    ?I knew that I might not see change in my lifetime, but I was going ahead with this battle anyway.? - Van Rooyan, 68 He seemed more concerned about being honest than trying to control the narrative. - 116 ?There are so many families struggling with the same thing Colton has...

    My feelings/thoughts about this book have kept me up at night. Beth Macy is a journalist and in DOPESICK she tracks the ascent of oxycontin and what it's done to this country. Obviously there is a need for pain medication and the drug has legitimate uses, however, the way this drug was...

    4.5 stars. It's not often that you read a book that just feels so important and relevant to current society.  This follows the Opioid epidemic from the time that OxyContin was being aggressively hyped to doctors treating overworked mineworkers in Appalachia to the current time as Hero...

    I have lived a very, VERY sheltered life. Despite going through public school in America, I never saw drug use or was offered drugs by anyone. Or if I did, I was too naive to know what was being offered or what I saw. Seriously, sheltered. So I was of the very mistaken opinion that dru...

    This book should be read by everyone..... Less stigma and more treatment for these individuals. ...

    You can count on any book by Beth Macy to be a master class in excellent research and reporting, while never losing sight of the most important element of any story - the people at its center. In this regard, Macy's Dopesick continues her streak of excellence while tackling the brutal ...

    I have just finished reading this book, which covers the opioid crisis, located in my home region of southwestern Virginia. The details written by Beth Macy are shocking and saddening. Macy writes as a reporter but also as a person of compassion for the people who in some ways have bee...

  • Matt
    Oct 08, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

  • Tfalcone
    Jul 02, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

  • Christine
    Sep 17, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

  • Traci at The Stacks
    Sep 04, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

  • gaudeo
    Sep 17, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

    This is one of the saddest and most terrifying books I've ever read. Drug overdose is currently "the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak." This book captures many...

    ?I knew that I might not see change in my lifetime, but I was going ahead with this battle anyway.? - Van Rooyan, 68 He seemed more concerned about being honest than trying to control the narrative. - 116 ?There are so many families struggling with the same thing Colton has...

    My feelings/thoughts about this book have kept me up at night. Beth Macy is a journalist and in DOPESICK she tracks the ascent of oxycontin and what it's done to this country. Obviously there is a need for pain medication and the drug has legitimate uses, however, the way this drug was...

    4.5 stars. It's not often that you read a book that just feels so important and relevant to current society.  This follows the Opioid epidemic from the time that OxyContin was being aggressively hyped to doctors treating overworked mineworkers in Appalachia to the current time as Hero...

    I have lived a very, VERY sheltered life. Despite going through public school in America, I never saw drug use or was offered drugs by anyone. Or if I did, I was too naive to know what was being offered or what I saw. Seriously, sheltered. So I was of the very mistaken opinion that dru...

    This book should be read by everyone..... Less stigma and more treatment for these individuals. ...

    You can count on any book by Beth Macy to be a master class in excellent research and reporting, while never losing sight of the most important element of any story - the people at its center. In this regard, Macy's Dopesick continues her streak of excellence while tackling the brutal ...

    I have just finished reading this book, which covers the opioid crisis, located in my home region of southwestern Virginia. The details written by Beth Macy are shocking and saddening. Macy writes as a reporter but also as a person of compassion for the people who in some ways have bee...

    This is a remarkable book, full of all kinds of things I didn't know. Most of all, it alerted me to the fact that I surely know people who have been affected by opioid addiction, even if they hide it out of embarrassment or shame. But the real criminals brought out in the book are the ...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 28, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

  • Bryn
    Aug 23, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

    This is one of the saddest and most terrifying books I've ever read. Drug overdose is currently "the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak." This book captures many...

    ?I knew that I might not see change in my lifetime, but I was going ahead with this battle anyway.? - Van Rooyan, 68 He seemed more concerned about being honest than trying to control the narrative. - 116 ?There are so many families struggling with the same thing Colton has...

    My feelings/thoughts about this book have kept me up at night. Beth Macy is a journalist and in DOPESICK she tracks the ascent of oxycontin and what it's done to this country. Obviously there is a need for pain medication and the drug has legitimate uses, however, the way this drug was...

    4.5 stars. It's not often that you read a book that just feels so important and relevant to current society.  This follows the Opioid epidemic from the time that OxyContin was being aggressively hyped to doctors treating overworked mineworkers in Appalachia to the current time as Hero...

    I have lived a very, VERY sheltered life. Despite going through public school in America, I never saw drug use or was offered drugs by anyone. Or if I did, I was too naive to know what was being offered or what I saw. Seriously, sheltered. So I was of the very mistaken opinion that dru...

    This book should be read by everyone..... Less stigma and more treatment for these individuals. ...

    You can count on any book by Beth Macy to be a master class in excellent research and reporting, while never losing sight of the most important element of any story - the people at its center. In this regard, Macy's Dopesick continues her streak of excellence while tackling the brutal ...

    I have just finished reading this book, which covers the opioid crisis, located in my home region of southwestern Virginia. The details written by Beth Macy are shocking and saddening. Macy writes as a reporter but also as a person of compassion for the people who in some ways have bee...

    This is a remarkable book, full of all kinds of things I didn't know. Most of all, it alerted me to the fact that I surely know people who have been affected by opioid addiction, even if they hide it out of embarrassment or shame. But the real criminals brought out in the book are the ...

    Wow. I couldn't put this book down. It is an eye-opening, heartbreaking expose of the opioid epidemic in this country. I feel like I've largely been able to insulate myself from this crisis (although we do have one family friend, a pillar of my hometown community in rural Michigan, who...

  • Jen
    Oct 06, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

    This is one of the saddest and most terrifying books I've ever read. Drug overdose is currently "the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak." This book captures many...

    ?I knew that I might not see change in my lifetime, but I was going ahead with this battle anyway.? - Van Rooyan, 68 He seemed more concerned about being honest than trying to control the narrative. - 116 ?There are so many families struggling with the same thing Colton has...

    My feelings/thoughts about this book have kept me up at night. Beth Macy is a journalist and in DOPESICK she tracks the ascent of oxycontin and what it's done to this country. Obviously there is a need for pain medication and the drug has legitimate uses, however, the way this drug was...

    4.5 stars. It's not often that you read a book that just feels so important and relevant to current society.  This follows the Opioid epidemic from the time that OxyContin was being aggressively hyped to doctors treating overworked mineworkers in Appalachia to the current time as Hero...

    I have lived a very, VERY sheltered life. Despite going through public school in America, I never saw drug use or was offered drugs by anyone. Or if I did, I was too naive to know what was being offered or what I saw. Seriously, sheltered. So I was of the very mistaken opinion that dru...

  • Julie
    Sep 28, 2018

    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 with...

  • Maureen
    Sep 03, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

  • Paul
    Jul 09, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

  • Geoffrey
    May 14, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 27, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

    This is one of the saddest and most terrifying books I've ever read. Drug overdose is currently "the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak." This book captures many...

    ?I knew that I might not see change in my lifetime, but I was going ahead with this battle anyway.? - Van Rooyan, 68 He seemed more concerned about being honest than trying to control the narrative. - 116 ?There are so many families struggling with the same thing Colton has...

    My feelings/thoughts about this book have kept me up at night. Beth Macy is a journalist and in DOPESICK she tracks the ascent of oxycontin and what it's done to this country. Obviously there is a need for pain medication and the drug has legitimate uses, however, the way this drug was...

    4.5 stars. It's not often that you read a book that just feels so important and relevant to current society.  This follows the Opioid epidemic from the time that OxyContin was being aggressively hyped to doctors treating overworked mineworkers in Appalachia to the current time as Hero...

    I have lived a very, VERY sheltered life. Despite going through public school in America, I never saw drug use or was offered drugs by anyone. Or if I did, I was too naive to know what was being offered or what I saw. Seriously, sheltered. So I was of the very mistaken opinion that dru...

    This book should be read by everyone..... Less stigma and more treatment for these individuals. ...

  • Jeremy
    Aug 15, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

    This is one of the saddest and most terrifying books I've ever read. Drug overdose is currently "the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak." This book captures many...

    ?I knew that I might not see change in my lifetime, but I was going ahead with this battle anyway.? - Van Rooyan, 68 He seemed more concerned about being honest than trying to control the narrative. - 116 ?There are so many families struggling with the same thing Colton has...

  • Betsy Holcombe degolian
    May 22, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Aug 07, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

  • Lissa
    Jul 26, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

    This is one of the saddest and most terrifying books I've ever read. Drug overdose is currently "the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak." This book captures many...

    ?I knew that I might not see change in my lifetime, but I was going ahead with this battle anyway.? - Van Rooyan, 68 He seemed more concerned about being honest than trying to control the narrative. - 116 ?There are so many families struggling with the same thing Colton has...

    My feelings/thoughts about this book have kept me up at night. Beth Macy is a journalist and in DOPESICK she tracks the ascent of oxycontin and what it's done to this country. Obviously there is a need for pain medication and the drug has legitimate uses, however, the way this drug was...

    4.5 stars. It's not often that you read a book that just feels so important and relevant to current society.  This follows the Opioid epidemic from the time that OxyContin was being aggressively hyped to doctors treating overworked mineworkers in Appalachia to the current time as Hero...

  • Liz Bartek
    Apr 11, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

  • Nancy
    Oct 04, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

    This is one of the saddest and most terrifying books I've ever read. Drug overdose is currently "the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak." This book captures many...

    ?I knew that I might not see change in my lifetime, but I was going ahead with this battle anyway.? - Van Rooyan, 68 He seemed more concerned about being honest than trying to control the narrative. - 116 ?There are so many families struggling with the same thing Colton has...

    My feelings/thoughts about this book have kept me up at night. Beth Macy is a journalist and in DOPESICK she tracks the ascent of oxycontin and what it's done to this country. Obviously there is a need for pain medication and the drug has legitimate uses, however, the way this drug was...

    4.5 stars. It's not often that you read a book that just feels so important and relevant to current society.  This follows the Opioid epidemic from the time that OxyContin was being aggressively hyped to doctors treating overworked mineworkers in Appalachia to the current time as Hero...

    I have lived a very, VERY sheltered life. Despite going through public school in America, I never saw drug use or was offered drugs by anyone. Or if I did, I was too naive to know what was being offered or what I saw. Seriously, sheltered. So I was of the very mistaken opinion that dru...

    This book should be read by everyone..... Less stigma and more treatment for these individuals. ...

    You can count on any book by Beth Macy to be a master class in excellent research and reporting, while never losing sight of the most important element of any story - the people at its center. In this regard, Macy's Dopesick continues her streak of excellence while tackling the brutal ...

    I have just finished reading this book, which covers the opioid crisis, located in my home region of southwestern Virginia. The details written by Beth Macy are shocking and saddening. Macy writes as a reporter but also as a person of compassion for the people who in some ways have bee...

    This is a remarkable book, full of all kinds of things I didn't know. Most of all, it alerted me to the fact that I surely know people who have been affected by opioid addiction, even if they hide it out of embarrassment or shame. But the real criminals brought out in the book are the ...

    Wow. I couldn't put this book down. It is an eye-opening, heartbreaking expose of the opioid epidemic in this country. I feel like I've largely been able to insulate myself from this crisis (although we do have one family friend, a pillar of my hometown community in rural Michigan, who...

    When I heard this book reviewed on NPR, I knew I would read it. It takes a very personal look at the opioid crisis...life stories of parents, kids, police, caregivers, medical doctors, government workers,...the reader can understand why not one simple approach can ?solve? the epide...

  • Michelle
    Aug 06, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

  • Elizabeth Jamison
    Jul 31, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

    This is one of the saddest and most terrifying books I've ever read. Drug overdose is currently "the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak." This book captures many...

    ?I knew that I might not see change in my lifetime, but I was going ahead with this battle anyway.? - Van Rooyan, 68 He seemed more concerned about being honest than trying to control the narrative. - 116 ?There are so many families struggling with the same thing Colton has...

    My feelings/thoughts about this book have kept me up at night. Beth Macy is a journalist and in DOPESICK she tracks the ascent of oxycontin and what it's done to this country. Obviously there is a need for pain medication and the drug has legitimate uses, however, the way this drug was...

    4.5 stars. It's not often that you read a book that just feels so important and relevant to current society.  This follows the Opioid epidemic from the time that OxyContin was being aggressively hyped to doctors treating overworked mineworkers in Appalachia to the current time as Hero...

    I have lived a very, VERY sheltered life. Despite going through public school in America, I never saw drug use or was offered drugs by anyone. Or if I did, I was too naive to know what was being offered or what I saw. Seriously, sheltered. So I was of the very mistaken opinion that dru...

    This book should be read by everyone..... Less stigma and more treatment for these individuals. ...

    You can count on any book by Beth Macy to be a master class in excellent research and reporting, while never losing sight of the most important element of any story - the people at its center. In this regard, Macy's Dopesick continues her streak of excellence while tackling the brutal ...

  • Stephanie
    May 17, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

  • John Spiller
    Aug 18, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

  • Kathleen
    Aug 20, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

  • Lucas Brandl
    Aug 11, 2018

    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 with...

    ?The informant leaned into [Lieutenant Richard] Stallard?s cruiser. ?This 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-compton?something like that.? ...

    In 2012, author and investigative social journalist, Beth Macy began writing about the worst drug (heroin) epidemic 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, ru...

    "But you can't put a corporation in jail; you just take their money, and it's not really their money anyway. The corporation feels no pain." Beth Macy has made a name for herself with her award-winning research and journalism, and she put her skills to good use in covering America'...

    This was ridiculously excellent. Macy is a fantastic writer, and she is so good at getting you to care about the people and issues in this book. I read Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic but didn't think it was particularly good, in terms of helping me understand WTF...

    (Note: I received an advanced electronic copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley.) Beth Macy has crafted a work that expertly utilizes both a grander narrative and the personal tragic tales of numerous figures and families, all to great effect to show how the ongoing epidemic came t...

    An emotional, powerful, important must-read. This book wasn't trying to do what HILLBILLY ELEGY was trying to do, but it did it, anyway. It did a great job getting close to answering those big questions. I got a huge understanding of the cycle of addiction and struggle in Appalachia. B...

    If you want to know the backstory of America's opioid epidemic, look no further than Beth Macy's meticulously researched book. The personal vignettes bring a face to the stories we read about in the paper. I know many people will compare it to Hillbilly Elegy, which I learned a great d...

    I have read several books on the opioid epidemic but never had I read a nonfiction narrative documenting such a landscape of relentless distress and horror. This book is heartwrenching as individuals and communities sink into levels of hell that grow worse and worse. The author Beth Ma...

    Dopesick is an excellent companion to Sam Quinones? Dreamland: The True Tale of America?s Opiate Epidemic. Macy expands on Quinones' reporting on Purdue Pharmaceutical?s indefensible marketing of OxyContin that resulted in thousands and thousands of addicted users. Perdue was for...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. I had barely started reading and I was immediatly getting fired up. First of all - the greed of drug companies, salespeople and doctors.Whatever happened to "First do no harm"? I never realized the amount of money that was at stake here. I also d...

    3.5 Stars - 4 for the importance of the subject matter, 3 for the quality of the writing. I felt like there were just too many players to keep track of in the narrative. Someone introduced on page 30 by their full name is going to be unforgettable when introduced by their first name af...

    From Roanoke to Maine to Humbolt County, the opioid crisis has swept across the United States with pundits on every side calling for action. Macy cuts through the debate with well-documented research that advocates for a combination of Medication-Assisted Treatment and a twelve step pr...

    Great work by Macy, as always; truly heartbreaking, we're not doing enough to address this epidemic. ...

    If you have read "Dreamland" by Sam Quinones, then "Dopesick" may be a bit redundant but still a worthy read. I thought Quinones did a better job examining how the change in approach to pain management, which was ruthlessly exploited by Purdue Pharma (the maker of Oxycontin), ultimatel...

    A fascinating look into the history and reality of the opioid epidemic. Macy did her research and compassionately tells the story of those touched and living in the throes of the epidemic. ...

    I remember back in high school, as part of a senior project about drugs and drug use, I had to write a paper. My argument in that paper was that legalization of any drug was a terrible idea, and would ultimately do more harm than good. This was back in 1990, when "just say no" was the ...

    People, just read this. I never claimed to know much about drugs, and this book confirmed that I was right. What a sad sad book! If you have children, I highly recommend you check this book out. Literally, from your library if necessary! It will remind you to always keep your eyes open...

    I enjoyed the content overall. I didn?t always like the writing style. At times felt very sympathetic to certain kinds of addicts. It?s a good book but I wonder about the story being told and who is vilified and who isn?t. ...

    This is one of the saddest and most terrifying books I've ever read. Drug overdose is currently "the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of fifty, killing more people than guns or car accidents, at a rate higher than the HIV epidemic at its peak." This book captures many...