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Dreamland : the true tale of America's opiate epidemic / Sam Quinones.

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Homer Public Library YA 362.29 QUI 000159061 Teen Corner -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781547601318
  • ISBN: 1547601310
  • Physical Description: 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Childrens Books, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The pills. Portsmouth, Ohio ; OxyContin ; Addiction ; Pill mills ; The oxy trade ; Discovery -- Heroin. Enrique ; Tienditas ; Delivered like pizza ; The man ; Columbus, Ohio ; New Mexico ; Operation tar pit -- A new dreamland. Ground zero ; Importing pills ; Black gold ; Corporate crimes ; Tidal wave ; Silence -- Responding. A new approach ; Treatment ; Untreatable pain ; Everywhere ; Changes ; Portsmouth -- Photo album -- Discussion guide -- Resources for teens.
Summary, etc.:
"In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. Quinones explains how the rise of the prescription drug OxyContin, a miraculous and extremely addictive painkiller pushed by pharmaceutical companies, paralleled the massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel." -- (Source of summary not specified).
Target Audience Note:
Age: 12+.
Grade 9 to 12.
Subject: Drug traffic > Mexico > Juvenile literature.
Drug addiction > United States > Juvenile literature.
Heroin abuse > United States > Juvenile literature.
Oxycodone > United States > Juvenile literature.
Narcotics > United States > Juvenile literature.
American Dream.
Drug traffic > Mexico.
Drug addiction.
Heroin abuse.
American Dream.
Drug addiction.
Drug traffic.
Heroin abuse.
United States.
Genre: Instructional and educational works.
Young adult literature.
Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.