Posted on 08/26/2018 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Beth Macy’s new book Dopesick isn’t just another analysis of our nation’s opioid epidemic.

Macy has spent three decades reporting on central Appalachia, the region she identifies as the birthplace of the crisis, and the product of her opioid research puts a comprehensive face to it.

She went on Fresh Air to discuss her book and the ordinary people — not just the users and the dealers, but the relatives, cops, judges, doctors, and health activists — who are caught up in and trying to combat the crisis.

Listen below or check out the interview highlights on NPR’s website.

Categories: Author Interview

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