OPIOID RECKONING hybrid launch event at Macalester College with Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan will be at the John B. Davis Lecture Hall at Macalester College on Monday, October 25 for the launch of her new book, OPIOID RECKONING.
When Oct 25, 2021
from 19:00 PM to 20:30 PM
Where John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, Macalester College, 3 Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul, MN 55105
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Examines the complexity and the humanity of the opioid epidemicAmy Sullivan will be at the John B. Davis Lecture Hall at Macalester College on Monday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. for the launch of her new book, Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State. Please register here to attend the event. Capacity is limited to 125 people, and masks are required.

This is a hybrid event. If you would like to attend virtually via Zoom, please register here.

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*

"An important contribution that documents the lives of those faced with America's overdose crisis in the state that originated the twelve-step/abstinence treatment approach. Addiction care must change—and this book shows why." —Maia Szalavitz, author of Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction and Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction

"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