OPIOID RECKONING virtual event with Minnesota Women's Press and Amy Sullivan

Amy Sullivan will join Minnesota Women's Press on Thursday, June 23 for a virtual presentation and discussion of her book OPIOID RECKONING.
  • OPIOID RECKONING virtual event with Minnesota Women's Press and Amy Sullivan
  • 2022-06-23T19:00:00-05:00
  • 2022-06-23T20:00:00-05:00
  • Amy Sullivan will join Minnesota Women's Press on Thursday, June 23 for a virtual presentation and discussion of her book OPIOID RECKONING.
When Jun 23, 2022
from 19:00 PM to 20:00 PM
Where Virtual (more info below)
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Examines the complexity and the humanity of the opioid epidemicAmy Sullivan will join Minnesota Women's Press on Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual presentation and discussion of her book Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State, in conversation with Anna Pollock. This event is part of MWP's Values & Vision book conversation series. 

Questions discussed will include: How does stigma work against ending addiction disorders? What do you think of harm reduction and housing first practices? What conversations might help people see this as a solution to prevent deaths and address public safety concerns? What does love and compassion look like in our efforts to understand and reduce the crisis of addiction in our communities? 

Please register for the Zoom event 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

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