Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State

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University of Minnesota Press
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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.0 inches | 1.19 pounds

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About the Author

Amy C. Sullivan, PhD, is a professor of history at Macalester College.


"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 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