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The Resource Dreamland

Dreamland

Label
Dreamland
Title
Dreamland
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Summary
As an adult book, Sam Quinones's Dreamland took the world by storm, winning the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction and hitting at least a dozen Best Book of the Year lists. Now, adapted for the first time for a young adult audience, this compelling reporting explains the roots of the current opiate crisis. 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 riveting story of Dreamland. Quinones explains how the rise of the prescription drug OxyContin, a miraculous and extremely addictive painkiller pushed by pharmaceutical companies, paralleled the massive influx of black tar heroin—cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel. Introducing a memorable cast of characters—pharmaceutical pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, teens, and parents—Dreamland is a revelatory account of the massive threat facing America and its heartland
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Quinones, Sam
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dictionaries
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  • Social Studies
  • Young Adult Nonfiction
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Dreamland
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:e9984fe8-a5aa-4c4f-b82b-fd46033b88d9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781547601417
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dreamland
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e9984fe8-a5aa-4c4f-b82b-fd46033b88d9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781547601417
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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