Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic (Young Adult Edition)
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.
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.
JLG Release: Sep 2019
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9" x 6"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Crime: General, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Marijuana Use, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Underage Use, Violence: Mild Violence
Drug traffic, United States, Mexico, Drug addiction, Heroin, Drug abuse, Drug overdoses, Oxycodone, Narcotics, American Dream,