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When does a crisis become a crime?
Most importantly, who are the victims? In this investigative tour-de-force, Trey Garrison and Richard McClure delve into the human stories behind the epidemic which has killed over 400,000 Americans since 1999 and destroyed the lives of millions more. Down winding roads and up beautiful mountains, the journey into this modern heart of darkness is narrated with grim detail and interspersed with research giving systemic context to personal stories. Throughout it all, rays of light shine through in these accounts of the courage, perseverance, and dignity of those who have overcome or are fighting back against a force so much stronger than themselves out of love for their people. Well-sourced and hard hitting, this book is a must have for anyone who wants to learn more about the sad state of the forgotten man.
At a time when good journalism is the exception to the rule, especially when the victims are rural Whites, these authors provide a sobering look into the Opioid Epidemic. Antelope Hill is proud to present Trey Garrison and Richard McClure’s Opioids for the Masses, the true story of an America that has been forgotten and betrayed.
J Q Apostle –
I went in not expecting a whole lot simply because its an obscure publication on an alternative publishing website and was delightfully surprised. The book was compelling. I had trouble putting it down. It was a complete game-changer for me. I’ve long had a snobby view of addicts and had little mercy for a plight that I considered was entirely caused by a lack of character. It was very heart-wrenching to consider how horribly the blue collar trust in the system had been abused by their neighborhood doctors and how destructive that was on their family and community structures. Reading about the poor town in Alabama that couldn’t support the coal mines reopening because there weren’t enough working age men who could pass a drug test was a tough pill to swallow. It’s been such a radical shift in perspective that even a month later I haven’t completely processed the ramifications of what was so eloquently laid out in Opioids for the Masses.
A quite good book that takes a look at more personal accounts of the opioid epidemic in America. If you are wanting hard numerical analysis of the opioid crisis this isn’t it, but it does list quite a few places where you can find such info in the bibliography. This book itself is more about the stories of towns and people effected by opioids. I recommend this if you are interested in learning about the state of towns where opioid addictions are extremely common and how bad practices likely done in bad faith led to opioid addiction becoming an epidemic.
A perspective-changing and tragically dark page-turner that shines a spotlight on the Kafkaesque darkness of Big Pharma’s power and contempt for the American people (and the inaction of our politicians).
A profound book that I cannot recommend highly enough, and at less than 200 pages there is no excuse not to read it. So drag up a chair and read all about the necrotic decay of the etiolated American White Middle Class, and the callous indifference of our so-called leaders.