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Summary: "Deaths due to drug related overdose in the United States are 115 people every day. Thousands of families are affected by the drug epidemic in this country, and it is a serious national crisis. The parents, siblings, friends, and loved ones left behind are faced with many unanswerable questions, made worse by the stigma associated with this kind of death. The truth is that addiction is a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.937 AMO

Dodds, Melody

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Charlotte Navarro never asked to be anyone's hero. If you're a hero, your sister isn't supposed to hate you. And you're definitely not supposed to get hooked on Gramma's painkillers. Even so, Charlotte's sister's friend Mia looks at her like she's some sort of hero. As Charlotte starts taking pills more and more, she has to question how it could hurt herself and others, even...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: West 44 Books, an imprint of Enslow Publishing 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC DOD

Macy, Beth

Summary: In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into an epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. The first to chart the tragic spread of prescription and street drugs from distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs, disparate cities, and once-idyllic farm towns, a trajectory that explains how the crisis persisted for so long and became so...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.2 MAC

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.2 MAC

Tucker, Karen

Summary: A lonely nineteen-year-old working at a local pool hall accepts an invitation from her charismatic coworker to take revenge on a creepy customer, leading to an amazing friendship but also an introduction to pills and hustling to maintain the high.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Catapult 2021

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Summary: "America is in the midst of the deadliest drug epidemic in US history. In 2017 alone, around 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, driven by a dramatic rise in the abuse of opioids like OxyContin, heroin, and fentanyl. It's a slow-motion disaster that is destroying whole communities, with no end in sight. As our nation looks for answers, take an unflinching look at the epidemic through the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ADD

Bisaga, Adam

Summary: From a leading addiction expert, a desperately needed medical guide to understanding, treating, and finally defeating opioid use disorder.--Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Experiment 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.2 BIS

Hampton, Ryan

Summary: Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. Where is the solution? Where is the hope? Where's the outrage? Ryan Hampton is a young man who has made addiction and recovery...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: All Points Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.29 HAM

Summary: This four-part season follows Central Americans on an odyssey to the United States (and others heading back home after being deported), while also delving into the shadow industries that prey on them every step of the way. The series sheds light on the smugglers and traffickers who take advantage of the migrants' vulnerability, and law enforcement pursuing them at the border while providing a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV TRA

Finder, Joseph

Summary: Nick Heller, private spy, exposes secrets that powerful people would rather keep hidden. At the funeral of his good friend Sean, an army buddy who once saved Nick's life and had struggled with opioid addiction since returning wounded from war, a stranger approaches Nick with a job. The woman is a member of the Rhodes family, whose immense fortune was built on opiates. Now she wants to become a...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC FIN

Rieder, Travis

Summary: "A bioethicist's eloquent and riveting memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal -- a harrowing personal reckoning and clarion call for change not only for government but medicine itself, revealing the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this insidious nationwide epidemic. Travis Rieder's terrifying journey down the rabbit hole of opioid dependence began with a motorcycle...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RIEDER, TRAVIS RIE

Watts, Julia

Summary: "In rural Kentucky, a sixteen-year-old boy with a love of quilting, cooking and Dolly Parton helps his grandma care for his opioid-addicted mother, until the discovery of a family secret upends everything he has ever believed. While other sixteen-year-old boys in Morgan, Kentucky, love hunting and football, Kody prefers to spend his time quilting with his grandmother ("Nanny"), watching Golden...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Three Rooms Press 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC WAT

Summary: Examines the toll of opioid addiction in the U.S. on individuals, families, and communities through personal stories, including a couple who lost their son to prescription painkillers, and expert commentary.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV UND

Summary: The story of a drug company that pushed opioids by bribing doctors and committing insurance fraud. With the Financial Times, FRONTLINE investigates how Insys Therapeutics profited from a fentanyl-based painkiller 50-100 times stronger than heroin.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV OPI

Shaffer, Andrew

Summary: "Vice President Joe Biden is fresh out of the Obama White House and feeling adrift when his favorite railroad conductor dies in a suspicious accident, leaving behind an ailing wife and a trail of clues. To unravel the mystery, "Amtrak Joe" re-teams with the only man he's ever fully trusted--the 44th president of the United States. Together they'll plumb the darkest corners of Delaware,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHA

Cavanagh, Maureen

Summary: The founder of the Magnolia New Beginnings nonprofit peer-support group shares the story of her confrontation with the opioid epidemic in the wake of her daughter's sudden and brutal battle with substance abuse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CAVANAGH, MAUREEN CAV

Aguirre, Lauren Seeley

Summary: "The...true story of a team of doctors who--through years of scientific sleuthing and observant care--discover a surprising connection between opioids and memory, one that holds promise and peril for any one of us."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.8 AGU

Coleman, Reed Farrel

Summary: When a popular cheerleader dies of a suspected overdose, Police Chief Stone battles school administrators, teachers, distrustful students, and overprotective parents as he tries to unravel the drug supply chain and expose the criminals behind it.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC COL

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Coleman 2019

Foreman, Judy.

Contents: The enormity of the problem -- What is pain, anyway? -- The genetics of pain -- Gender and pain -- Children in pain -- The mind-body in pain -- Opioid wars : part I -- Opioid wars : part II -- How the immune system cranks up pain -- Marijuana : the weed america loves to hate -- Beyond opioids : western medicine -- Beyond opioids : complementary and alternative medicine -- Exercise : the real...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.0472 FOR

Bell, Christopher

Summary: Explores the use of kratom as a painkiller and possible alternative to today's opioids.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Passion River 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LEA

Westhoff, Ben

Summary: "A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. "A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape," writes Ben Westhoff. "These are known as Novel...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615.783 WES

Quinones, Sam

4 holds on 1 copy

Summary: From the best-selling author of Dreamland comes a searing follow-up that explores fentanyl and the quiet yet groundbreaking steps communities are taking to end the opioid crisis nationwide.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2021

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Macy, Beth

Summary: In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into an epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. The first to chart the tragic spread of prescription and street drugs from distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs, disparate cities, and once-idyllic farm towns, a trajectory that explains how the crisis persisted for so long and became so...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 362.2 MAC

Dean, Madeleine

Summary: "For the first time, a Congresswoman and her son reveal how he survived a ten-year battle with opioid abuse--and what their family's journey to recovery can teach us about finding hope amidst the unspeakable. When Madeleine Dean discovered that her son, Harry, was stealing from the family to feed a painkiller addiction, she was days away from taking the biggest risk of her life: running for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Convergent 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 DEA

Peres, Daniel

Summary: In the vein of Mary Karr's Lit, Augusten Burroughs' Dry and Sarah Hepola's Blackout, As Needed for Pain is a raw and riveting--and often wryly funny--addiction memoir from one of New York media's most accomplished editors which explores his never-before-told story of opioid addiction and the drastic impact it had on his life and career--Jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PERES, DANIEL PER

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