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Dreamland – Sam Quinones Explores America’s Opiate Epidemic (part of the "Opioid Crisis: A Public Health Webinar Series")

Event Dates
September 5, 2017, 1:00 pm EDT - September 5, 2017, 2:00 pm EDT
Event Duration
1 hour
Location
Online

Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of narrative nonfiction. His latest book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (Bloomsbury, 2015), for which he traveled across the United States.

Dreamland recounts twin stories of drug marketing in the 21st Century: A pharmaceutical corporation flogs its legal new opiate prescription painkiller as nonaddictive. Meanwhile, immigrants from a small town in Nayarit, Mexico devise a method for retailing black-tar heroin like pizza in the United States, and take that system nationwide – riding a wave of addiction to prescription pills from coast to coast. The collision of those two forces has led to America’s deadliest drug scourge in modern times. Dreamland won a National Book Critics Circle award for the Best Nonfiction Book of 2015.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this course or difficulty with login or registration, contact the Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence.

Event Type
Webinar
Event Option(s)
Online, On demand
Host(s)
NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (RTI International)
Registration Dates
August 3, 2017 - August 3, 2017
Registration Status
Open
Eligibility
​Free and open to all. 
Date Created: August 3, 2017