Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic (Young Adult Edition)

By: Sam Quinones

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 story of Dreamland. Quinones explains how the rise of the prescription drug OxyContin, a miraculous and addictive painkiller pushed by pharmaceutical companies, paralleled the influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county in Mexico.<br>

Featuring updated information, additional reporting on affected teens, and interstitial photographs, this adaptation is the must-read book for teens looking to understand the epidemic. 



Epilogue. Reading guide. Source notes. Black-and-white photographs.

ISBN: 9781547601318

JLG Release: Sep 2019


Sensitive Areas: Criminal culture, Drugs, Marijuana, Mild sexual themes, Underage drinking, Underage smoking, Violence
Topics: Drug traffic , United States , Mexico , Drug addiction , Heroin , Drug abuse , Drug overdoses , Oxycodone , Narcotics , American Dream

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Book Details

ISBN

9781547601318

First Release

September 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

362.29

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Page Count

304

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Level 0; Points: 0;

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Level 0; Points: 0;

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Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Bloomsbury USA

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Criminal culture, Drugs, Marijuana, Mild sexual themes, Underage drinking, Underage smoking, Violence

Topics

Drug traffic, United States, Mexico, Drug addiction, Heroin, Drug abuse, Drug overdoses, Oxycodone, Narcotics, American Dream,

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