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Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America Read Ë 104 Ther's uestion why her only son died and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need From the introduction of OxyContin in 1996 Macy parses how America embraced a medical culture where overtreatment with painkillers became the norm In some of the same distressed communities featured in her bestselling book Factory Man the unemployed use painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills while privileged teens trade pills in cul de sacs and even high school standouts fall prey to prostitution jail and deathThroug. This is a well researched nonfiction book about how the Sackler family of the privately held company Purdue Pharma their sales reps unethical and misinformed doctors our pitiful healthcare system that only helps some people and our misguided law enforcement and incarceration laws created an opioid crisis that became a heroin crisis that led to overdosing becoming the leading cause of death for young AmericansOur country needs to ensure that everyone has access to healthcare including mental health and substance abuse care We also need to change our drug laws so tax payers aren t funding prisons for people who are low level drug users It costs a minimum of thirty thousand dollars a year to incarcerate someone In states like New York and California the cost is seventy to than one hundred grand What if we used that money on healthcare and education and substance abuse treatment According to Macy s book Rehab is a multibillion dollar lie It s unevenly regulated and largely abstinence focused meaning people who are trying to get weaned off opioids aren t supposed to take drugs like Suboxone even though it s proven to help dramatically in keeping people off drugs Most rehab centers which are unaffordable to many are abstinence faith based 12 step programs 5 of the 12 steps refer to a Higher Power even though for opioid abuse there is significant evidences that medication assisted treated for the long term is a reliable solution for sobriety When you spend that much money you think it s going to work But it s killing people for that myth to be out there that the only true cure is abstinence Not to mention even for people who might be able to afford barely incare treatment there aren t nearly enough beds in residential treatment centers to meet the demand The most important thing for the morphine hijacked brain is always not to experience the crushing physical and psychological pain of withdrawal to avoid dopesickness at any cost To feed their addictions many users recruit new customers Who eventually recruit new customers And the exponential growth continues until the cycle too often ends in jail or prison a grave In terms of the opioid crisis by now we know it s a national problem that begin in small towns places like Appalachia that were one industry towns When coal mining stopped being lucrative because of alternate sources of energy like fracking and wind turbines there were no jobs People often had on the job injuries and were overprescribed opioids A drug that should only be used for end of life care or cancer people were getting hooked after just two weeks and then ultimately turned to the cheaper heroin Four of five people heroin addicts now come to the drug by originally being prescribed opioidsWhat s the difference between our schwag and other sales reps Asked a representative for Purdue Pharma the company that hooked our citizens on Oxycontin The Sacklers that own Purdue are one of the richest families in America The difference is that People aren t stealing from their families or breaking into their neighbors homes over blood pressure pills said small town Dr Van Zee a major voice to change how this drug is prescribed which took years Doctors started prostituting themselves for a few free trips to Florida said lawyer Emmitt Yeary who represented the families of people who committed Oxy related crimes stealing copper from buildings to get another fix for example We know from other countries that when people stick with treatment outcomes can bet better than fifty percent But people in the United States don t have access to good opioid addiction treatment The state of Virginia where many of the stories from both sides of the law that Macy reports on is one of the states that refused to accept Medicaid expansion in the wake of the Affordable Care Act sacrificing 66 million a day in federal funds for insurance coverage In states where Medicaid expansions were passed the safety net program had become the most important epidemic fighting tool paying for treatment counseling and addiction medications and filling other long standing gaps in care It gave coverage to an additional 13 million addicted users who were not poor enough for Medicaid but too poor for private insurance If only politicians understood that Medicaid would actually save money and lives It takes about eight years on average after people start treatment to get one year of sobriety and four or five different episodes of treatment for that sobriety to stick Because I m passionate about healthcare reform justice reform and an end to people s lives getting ruined because they had some injury and became addicted to strong opioids almost overnight I really enjoyed this book and highlighted many many pages We need to treat people with addictions with respect because addiction is not a moral failing of not having enough willpower it s about how addicted brains work differently than nonaddicted brains For reviews please visit Games 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Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America Read Ë 104 H unsparing yet deeply human portraits of the families and first responders struggling to ameliorate this epidemic each facet of the crisis comes into focus In these politically fragmented times Beth Macy shows astonishingly that the only thing that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare for all Macy still finds reason to hope and signs of the spirit and tenacity necessary in those facing addiction to build a better future for themselves and their famili. 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 rural Maine before rapidly spreading throughout the US In 2016 64000 Americans perished from drug related causes and overdoses outnumbering the total of those killed during the Viet Nam War Macy explored the terrible destructive impact on society those who have helped and harmed and the brave individuals sharing their own stories of tragedy and loss casting aside stigma and shame to alert and help othersIn the late 1990 s Appalachian country doctor St Charles Virginia Art Van Zee MD was among the first to sound the urgent alarm how OxyContin had infiltrated his community and region Patients were admitted to hospital ER s in record numbers from drug related causes Rates of infectious disease including Hepatitis C along with petty and violent crime had increased substantially a police car was fire bombed addicts were desperate for cash to support their drug habit an elderly patient had resorted to selling pills from his nursing home bed Van Zee called public meetings to advocate and alert others of the opioid health crisis and didn t hesitate to file complaints against Purdue Pharma for aggressive marketing campaigns promoting OxyContin By 2001 he and Sister Beth Davies were attending two funerals per day of the addicted deadIn 2007 with over 28 billion USD earned in drug profits Purdue Pharmaceuticals was found guilty in federal and civil criminal courts for their roleresponsibility for creating the opioid epidemic for misbranding OxyContin with aggressive marketing techniues that downplayed and minimized the potential for addiction The 600 million USD fine was worth the risk for Purdue the executives charged were forced to listen to victim impact statements and were compared to Adolf Hitler and the mass destruction of humanity yet these men served no jail time Both Doctor Van Zee and Sister Davies were outraged that none of the fine was allocated for drug recovery and addiction programs Instead it was appropriated for MedicaidMedicare reimbursement and for criminal justice and law enforcement Macy documents the vast suffering heartbreak of the families friends medical staff and first responders the foster parents clergy left behind to carry on after destruction and death had taken its toll The closed down factories lumber mills furniture manufacturing warehouses and stores coal mines jobs that had once sustained the middle class were grim reminders that for the average American life would never be the same again Some desperate families impacted by the disease of despair had lost life savings attempting to pay for costly drug rehabilitation programs for loved ones only to realize addiction was a lifelong process and the likelihood of relapse might be a day away Providers of rehab facilities were not in agreement over MAT medication assisted treatment though medical experts contend that MAT is absolutely necessary to battle the intense cravings of addiction and increase the rates of successful treatment Many of the stories were harsh and brutal Too many politicians and policy makers believe addiction is a personal moral failing and criminal offense rather than a treatable disease that robs victims of their dignity and freedom of choice Macy s book easily compares to Sam uiones outstanding award winning book Dreamland The True Tale of America s Opiate Epidemic 2015 Macy is the author of the bestselling Factory Man 2014 and Truevine 2016 With thanks and appreciation to Little Brown and Company via NetGalley for the DRC for the purpose of review Martin the Warrior the families and first responders struggling Violences et insécurité Fantasmes et réalités dans le débat français to ameliorate By Women Possessed this epidemic each facet of The Shawnee the crisis comes into focus In Nous ne sommes plus seuls au monde these politically fragmented Carbon Democracy times Beth Macy shows astonishingly Zeus the Mighty that The Gamester thing The Gamester that unites Americans across geographic and class lines is opioid drug abuse But in a country unable Natuurlewe Van Suid Afrika n Fotografiese Gids to provide basic healthcare for all Macy still finds reason Awakening Shakti: The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga to hope and signs of Easy Math Step By Step Second Edition tenacity necessary in Not Without a Fight those facing addiction Walking with Dinosaurs 3 D Dinosaurs to build a better future for Paul Temple and the Van Dyke Affair themselves and Miss Julias Gift Miss Julia #145 their famili. 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Essays to battle The Hanukkah Mice the intense cravings of addiction and increase The Remember Balloons the rates of successful The Christmas Wish treatment Many of Wuthering Kites the stories were harsh and brutal Too many politicians and policy makers believe addiction is a personal moral failing and criminal offense rather Speaker's Sourcebook II than a Snow Day treatable disease Games Women Play that robs victims of The Hundred Year Diet their dignity and freedom of choice Macy s book easily compares The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook to Sam uiones outstanding award winning book Dreamland The True Tale of America s Opiate Epidemic 2015 Macy is The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook the author of The Hundred Year Diet the bestselling Factory Man 2014 and Truevine 2016 With The Family Cooks thanks and appreciation The Burning Island Charlie Cates #3 to Little Brown and Company via NetGalley for The Babymousetastic Boxed Set the DRC for The Epic Adventures of Huggie Stick the purpose of review

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Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America Read Ë 104 Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty plus year struggle with opioid addiction From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched Beginning with a single dealer who lands in a small Virginia town and sets about turning high school football stars into heroin overdose statistics Macy endeavors to answer a grieving mo. A problematic read for me Yes I know awards and all that But I honestly think the awards go to the fact that Macy made Oxycontin and heroin part of a national conversation not because this book was exemplary journalism or writing Issue 1 Macy does not feel like a competent research or investigative journalist Apparently before the book writing gig her newspaper job was human interest stories I can so see that And I am not the human interest kind of reader Dopesick primarily focuses on those on the front lines but not the dopesick Though it begins by talking with a major drug dealer it uickly moves to one of the physicians who watched the crisis unfold and then a very brief history of Oxycontin the manufacturer Purdue Pharmaceuticals and the family that owns the company But mostly there are stories from the mothers Details are heart tugging and honestly facile She writes about how one son who died of an OD used to help his mom grow sunflowers so now the mom plants her whole front yard full of them Another carries around the urn of her son s ashes and caused a minor disturbance in a courtroom Does this help us understand drug abuse No Does it help stir anger against Purdue Pharmaceuticals I d argue no because it gives the reader a sad tragic death only partially from system failure Macy is trying desperately to relate the individual stories to the larger issues of economics and escape but it never gels Unlike Evicted Poverty and Profit in the American City which dispassionately used the micro stories of people to show the complexity of the issues around housing Macy seems desperate to engage the reader through emotion but without a lot of researchSurprisingly for a book about dopesick Macy largely avoids the elephant of addiction It feels like she s uick to blame the system ex Ann had a twisted ankle and got twenty five oxycodone before looking at individual behaviors that contribute It is clear indirectly that many of the mothers were in denial about the level of their teens use So it kind of ignores the web of deceptions and strategies that occur before the pill takers turn into addicts She makes it sound like people are prescribed oxycodone get addicted start finding someone with extra start dealing to cover costs then turn into heroin addicts There s a loose attempt to connect that chain with economic depression but it doesn t work Mostly she makes it sound like the good kids did it for fun and then boom their lives end Literally For me it s the most annoying kind of journalism because it uses stereotypical images and catch phrases to capture tragedy It s Hallmark Channel journalismIssue 2 Macy is not a good writer She uses adjectives for things she can t possibly know but play into preconceptions see above re Hallmark Channel and below uote about stone faced She also uotes some people saying really intriguing but largely unsupported things and then doesn t address them later When I checked her footnotes in the back they aren t actually footnoted in the body of the book you have to skim through the notes and see if a section you are curious about is highlighted she has lame ass citations By lame ass I mean one uote she uses from a guy who asserts Adderall might make the brain susceptible to addiction then she cites a book called Drug Dealer published in 2016 Why is this claim in the middle of writing about 2005 2007 I don t know Like I said terrible journalism But further research has led me to think that book has potentialIssue 3 Purdue Pharmaceuticals is an evil evil corporation As a general rule I m pretty sure most pharmaceutical companies are greedy soul sucking entities but Purdue seems actively evil which Macy illustrates The topic gets a chapter or two but is severely hamstrung by the fact that it is a privately owned corporation by the very private Sackler family and that one of her co workers already investigated and wrote a book about how Kermit a town of 400 had enough pills to supply the US The Sackler family has doubled down by counter suing the states instead of admitting any kind of culpability The only ones that have won here are their lawyers who have made buckets defending them since 2005 or so when the internet exploded and people really started to get that Oxycontin was addictive I would have liked an expose of how Purdue built their empire I want of the details from the whistle blowers Some of those are included but not in detail There s a woman who was terminated and filed a wrongful termination lawsuit asserting she was fired because she refused to sellpush drugs to two of her highest prescribing doctors Her district was Florida naturally I wanted to know about that they must be saying that they actually tracked prescribers and numbers and actively promoted to them Which by implication is basically admitting that they were being legal drug dealers Now that is unbelievably unethical and if you have problems with kids pushing dope in schools is because this corporation and the family that owned it ENCOURAGED IT This family has billions made from an addictive substance they repeated promoted as not Anyway Macy only briefly covers that case and largely in relation to the fact that she ended up losingIssue 4 You want compassion Talk to someone who isn t the child of police officers and a cancer nurse Macy didn t help me develop that or make me appreciate the insidious way addiction rewires the brain one dopamine burst at a time The last time I took care of an addict at my last hospital we had to call a Behavioral Emergency because we had finally gotten all the unknown drug out of his system and he was pissed we messed up his high His mother was exhausted tired of coming to the hospital and trying to talk sense into him He ripped out his IV leaking blood everywhere Hepatitis positive naturally and left It was super not fun Macy s stories barely even help me with compassion for the parents seeped as they are in denial and white privilege Kristi Remembers the first time someone in town suggested her son had a pill problem Kristi defended her son even suggesting that it had been the woman s son not Jesse who swiped the pills She continued to make me feel compassion and empathy for the people that love addicts but didn t do anything for me about addictsWhich leads me to issue 5 Macy doesn t handle The Race Issue well When someone is black she usually makes a point of saying it and urban is often code for low class person of color She will reference sides of the town What has become clear by 2016 is that now that loads of well to do white kids are dying it s an issue The one person I remember in the book as a person of color is black is in prison and who Macy seems to finger as being the person that brought dope to their middle class burbs The white twenty some old that was in jail is portrayed as reformed living healthy and educating others before he goes to do his time in prison for providing drugs in an OD death Issue 6 The Science this is science light I really really wanted of this Bickel went onto scientifically uantify the indifference of the typical opioid user comparing the average non addictive person s perception of the future calculated to be 47 years against an addicted users idea of the future which is just nine days I once met an addiction researcher that really educated me on brain wiring and how it changes with addiction and it was really the first time I really started to appreciate how terrible trying to combat addiction is I was hoping Macy would talk about the changes in addicts and how they can actually be helped but it felt like this section was science light and hope heavy She likes to blame various aspects of the system usually lack of affordable rehab beds when an addict finally says I m ready to uit but doesn t really address the most obvious problem that she herself notes only 50% of addicts who get into a program and on maintenance drugs stay sober for a year That s a really shitty success rate would you go to a surgeon who was only successful 50% of the time Oh we got most of your appendix but not all of it Take thyroid medication or insulin if there was only a 50% chance it would work Yeah probably not These people are desperate so they re taking what they can get but the most honest response to the addiction issue We don t know the best way to do it yet TL DR If you know nothing about what oxycodone is or why it s part of the national conversation start here But if you want investigative journalism info on Purdue or discussion on treating addiction go elsewhereOne and a half stars only because I never threw it across the roomActual semi comprehensive overview in under 20 minutes by John Oliver


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  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Dopesick Dealers Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America
  • Beth Macy
  • English
  • 22 March 2019
  • 9780316523172