Dreamland: America's Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here

Sam Quinones, Journalist and Author. His most recent book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Bloomsbury Press.

From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America. 

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--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland

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