OPIOID RECKONING lecture series with the St. Thomas Selim Center for Lifelong Learning and Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan will present during a lecture series with the St. Thomas Selim Center for Lifelong Learning on Wednesdays in October, starting on October 13, for a discussion of her new book, OPIOID RECKONING.
When Oct 13, 2021 10:00 AM to
Oct 27, 2021 11:45 AM
Where Hybrid (more details below)
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Examines the complexity and the humanity of the opioid epidemicAmy Sullivan will present The United States of Addiction lecture series with the St. Thomas Selim Center for Lifelong Learning on Wednesdays in October, starting on October 13, for a discussion of her new book, Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State. The lectures will be held on October 13, 20, and 27 from 10:00-11:45 a.m., and the cost is $45 per person. For more information on the in-person location, how to join virtually, and to register, visit St. Thomas's website 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

"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