By reading this koob, you will learn about the opiate epidemic that swept across America starting in the late 1990s.
You will also learn about:
The millions who became addicted to opiates through legal prescription drugs.
The pharmaceutical company and unscrupulous doctors who made fortunes fueling the epidemic.
How mass pill addiction led directly to mass heroin use.
The business-like heroin distribution networks that popped up in mid-sized cities across America.
The changes in attitudes regarding drug use and addiction that resulted from this epidemic.
Dreamland tells the story of the opiate epidemic from the viewpoint of one small Ohio city, Portsmouth, a declining industrial area on the Ohio River. It shows how a single prescription drug—OxyContin—was responsible for sparking a spate of overdoses that would devastate white middle America.