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“Dopesick” and Combatting the Syndemic in West Virginia and Appalachia

January 14, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Join A. Toni Young and Beth Macy for a dynamic town hall discussion on the impact of the opioid epidemic in West Virginia. Beth Macy is the author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times-bestselling books, Factory Man, Truevine, and Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (2018). Macy serves as an Executive Producer and writer on the acclaimed Hulu limited television series Dopesick, which is based on her book. The series stars Michael Keaton and Rosario Dawson and has received critical acclaim.

Growing out of three decades of reporting from the same Virginia communities, as her prior books did, Dopesick unpacks the most intractable social problems of our time: the opioid crisis, set against a landscape of job loss, corporate greed and stigma, along with the families and first responders who are heroically fighting back. Overdose deaths are now the equivalent of a jetliner crashing in our country every day, and yet the government response to the epidemic remains, in a word, impotent.

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