Generation Rx

A Story of Dope, Death, and America's Opiate Crisis
Product Number: EB00650365
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781619023772
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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Description

A journalist recounts the loss of her brother to pills and heroin in a "gripping memoir, enhanced by statistics and other stories of addiction" (Kirkus Reviews). What had happened to my baby brother? How did a tiny little pill shatter our family? When did we first begin losing Pat? These are the questions that plagued Erin Marie Daly after her youngest brother, an OxyContin addict, was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of twenty. In just a few short years, the powerful prescription painkiller had transformed him from a fun-loving ball of energy to a heroin addict hell-bent on getting his next fix. Erin set out on a painful journey, turning a journalistic eye on her brother's addiction; in the process, she was startled to discover how many other young people hooked on today's increasingly potent opioids were finding themselves in the frightening grip of heroin. With a new introduction and updated notes, Generation Rx blends deeply personal memoir and sharp reporting to explore what the opiate epidemic is doing to our youth, offering "a harrowing account of the busted lives, splintered relationships, and broken spirits of those who abuse drugs and the people who love these addicts" (Booklist).

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Author(s): Erin Marie Daly
Original Publish Date: Aug 12, 2014

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