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Generation Rx : a story of dope, death, and America's opiate crisis / Erin Marie Daly.

Daly, Erin Marie. (Author).

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Guthrie Memorial Library: Hanover's Public Library Adults 362.29 DAL Nonfiction (Text) 34007002075989 Adult Area Available -
  Plated 2014: IMO Robert L. Hershey, Jr. by family and friends

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  • ISBN: 9781619022911 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1619022915 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley : Counterpoint, [2014]

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Pt. I. Denial. Waiting -- Just let me forget -- Two Saturdays -- Remembering -- The fall -- Run like hell -- Choosing to believe -- Buying time -- Saying nothing -- Come back -- Losing faith -- pt. II. Anger. Untrue -- Stranger than fiction -- Wax -- Signs -- Digging for bones -- Overtaken -- Where are you? -- Sixteen days -- Tranquilidad -- pt. III. Bargaining. The talisman -- Letting go -- Broken -- Secrets -- Make it not so -- Too late -- The God story -- pt. IV. Depression. Black tears -- You without me -- Little bird -- Imprisoned -- Haunted -- Atonement -- Despair without hope -- Blindsided -- Falling apart -- pt. V. Acceptance. A terrible truth -- I see you -- Another life -- Take him home -- Roses and weeds -- Walking with the devil -- When you were free -- The promise -- Awake.
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"What had happened to my baby brother? How did a tiny little pill shatter our family? When did we first begin losing Pat? These are the harrowing questions that plagued Erin Marie Daly after her youngest brother Pat, an OxyContin addict, was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of twenty. In just a few short years, the powerful prescription painkiller had transformed him from a fun-loving ball of energy to a heroin addict hell-bent on getting his next fix. Yet even as Pat's addiction destroyed his external life, his internal struggle with opiates was far more heart wrenching. Erin set out on a painful personal journey, turning a journalistic eye on her brother's addiction. In the process, she was startled to discover a new twist to the ongoing prescription drug epidemic. That kids are hooked on prescription drugs is nothing new; what is new is the rising number of young heroin addicts whose addiction began with pills in suburban bedrooms, and how a generation of young people playing around with today's increasingly powerful opioids are finding themselves in the frightening grip of heroin."--From book jacket.
Subject: Youth > Drug use > United States.
Drug abuse > United States.
Substance abuse > United States.
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