OPIOID RECKONING hybrid event at Texas State University with Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan will join a hybrid event with Texas State University's Center for the Study of the Southwest on Monday, November 15 for a discussion of her new book, OPIOID RECKONING.
When Nov 15, 2021
from 12:30 PM to 13:30 PM
Where Hybrid (more details below)
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Examines the complexity and the humanity of the opioid epidemicAmy Sullivan will join a hybrid event with Texas State University's Center for the Study of the Southwest on Monday, November 15 at 12:30 p.m. for a discussion of her new book, Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State. Please visit the Texas State University website here for information on how to join virtually or in person and to register. Registration is required and closes on Friday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Amy C. Sullivan explores the complexity of America’s opioid epidemic through firsthand accounts of people grappling with the reverberating effects of stigma, treatment, and recovery. Taking a clear-eyed, nonjudgmental perspective of every aspect of these issues—drug use, parenting, harm reduction, medication, abstinence, and stigma—Opioid Reckoning questions current treatment models, healthcare inequities, and the criminal justice system. 

"From the Land of 10,000 Rehabs comes this generous and heartening testament to the power of empathy and the wisdom of harm reduction. Living with Amy C. Sullivan’s stories of ‘trauma parenting,’ we are compelled to take stock of how our own lives and losses intertwine with those who people these pages." —Nancy D. Campbell, author of OD: Naloxone and the Politics of Overdose*

"In this timely book, Amy C. Sullivan illuminates how the public health crisis of opioid use disorder cannot be adequately conveyed through abstract statistics. Rather, it is located in childhood bedrooms and around kitchen tables, affecting families and especially mothers. The personal narratives and oral histories Sullivan weaves together tell an indelible story of the trauma, stigma, and, above all, humanity of the experience of addiction and recovery." —Sarah Gollust, University of Minnesota School of Public Health