Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
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The Frontlines of Addiction with Beth Macy
56 minutes Posted Feb 4, 2020 at 12:00 am.
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This is an intimate portrait of what addiction looks like in America. From the board rooms of pharmaceutical companies to the living rooms across America, Beth Macy traces the path of devastation wrought by opioids. Her latest book, “Dopesick” gives life to the urgency of the epidemic, illustrating just how woefully insufficient the national response has been to the scale of the crisis. She lays out the often-insurmountable barriers that stand between someone suffering and the treatment they need, and why stigma may be the biggest obstacle of them all.


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