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


First Release:

September 2019

ISBN: 9781547601318

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. 

  • ISBN: 9781547601318
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Page Count: 304
    Trim Size: 9" x 6"
    Genre: Nonfic
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