By reading this koob, you’ll discover how corporate fraud, a dysfunctional judicial system, and inefficient rehab methods combined to create an opioid epidemic in the United States.
You’ll also learn:
Where opioids come from.
How corporate greed fanned the flames of the opioid crisis.
Why traditional rehab is a multi-billion dollar lie.
What should be done to best contain the crisis.
The opioid epidemic started in the rural counties of Appalachia. Beth Macy dives into the epicenter of this national drama that unraveled over two decades and went on to ravage large portions of the United States. Macy provides an unsparing picture of how the epidemic was allowed to spiral out of control for so long. She investigates the powerful forces that led America’s medical community and patients to embrace a system of overtreatment with painkillers. Are you prepared for an inside look into one of America’s ugliest problems?