The True Tale of America's Opiate EpidemicBook - 2015
Journalist Sam Quinones chronicles how, over the past fifteen years, as opoid-based pain medications like OxyContin began flooding the prescription drug market, enterprising sugar cane farmers in a small county on the west coast of Mexico created a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin-- the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, two to three times purer than its white powder cousin-- to the United States. The result has been a drug scourge that has layed waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2015.
Characteristics: xii, 368 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Dream land