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review 2019-09-20 21:01
DOPESICK: DEALERS, DOCTORS, AND THE DRUG COMPANY THAT ADDICTED AMERICA by Beth Macy
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America - Beth Macy
Timely and informative.  Educational and scary.  Beth Macy writes of the opioid addiction using Virginia as her base (but this is happening everywhere.)  The book is written in three parts.  The first on how the crisis came about and was overlooked by many in high government positions but not the doctors and social workers treating those addicted to OxyContin.  The trajectory of the addiction was opposite of what was usually seen (small town to big city rather than big city to small town.)  The second part was what was happening and how it was being done.  The third part was bringing it under control and getting treatment.
 
I learned a lot reading this book.  Not being within the subculture of drug addiction I did not realize how deep it goes.  Listening to the news and hearing about Perdue Pharmaceuticals then reading this I realize why the attorney generals of the states opposing the settlement are taking their actions.  There is so much destruction that has occurred over the two decades this medication, as well as others, has been on the market.  How it spread shocked me and what was done to get it into the hands of patients disgusted me. 
 
I liked the interviews with the addicts, the dealers, the doctors, and those left behind.  It showed a story that very few of us hear or live (although maybe more live it than I realize.  I admit to being a little sheltered.)  I wish that treatment were more humane instead of the all or nothing approach that is taken by many programs.  The treatment seems more a punishment.  I also wish those who created the problem would be accountable for their actions rather than the little guy who gets caught using or selling. 
 
 
Much more needs to be done to stop the drugs (even those prescribed by your doctor) from being abused.  More needs to be done to help those addicted recover and go on to live their lives but this is a start, being aware of what is happening around us of which we are blind.
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review 2019-09-11 00:12
Solid
To All the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han

Lara Jean Song has a lot on her plate as a sixteen year old girl in high school.  She lost her mother when young, and lives with her father and two sisters.  Her older sister is going away to college, and Lara Jean feels like this could be her year.  Until love letters she has kept hidden somehow get sent to the boys she wrote them to.

 

Along the way she rekindles a friendship with Peter, and maybe Josh.  She intends to solve the mystery of how the letters got out.  She also finds out what makes a teenager popular.  This is a story of more than just romance.  It is a yearning and a growth.

 

I was a bit sad to find that the book itself is quite thorough and varied and had split the attention away from more than just the main character.  After a while it grew on me and I just enjoyed the humor and "cultural" and teenage funnies.  As for what happens, well there are more books to this series, and I intend to read them.  I give this story a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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url 2019-08-23 19:33
3 WH Questions to Ask a DUI Attorney in Virginia Beach

Before choosing a DUI Attorney in Virginia Beach you should get to know the three WH questions to be asked. In this blog we’ve described most questionable questions while appointing the DUI attorney for your criminal cases.

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url 2019-08-23 18:07
Same-Sex Divorce Custody - Coastal Virginia Law Firm

The Coastal Virginia Law Firm offers FREE consultations to discuss your Legal Matter such as DUI DWI, Divorce, Criminal Defense, Drug Personal Injury etc. Call 888-402-7117 for more queries.

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url 2019-08-07 07:59
Get an Excellent Range End of Tenancy Cleaning Virginia Water

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