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“Not an Elegy: An Oral History of our Opioid Reckoning” Texas State University – San Marcos, TX

November 15, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

In the midst of this COVID pandemic, another set of communities have also been traumatized by a rise in overdoses and opioid related deaths.  Amy Sullivan, a medical humanities and oral history specialist, has focused on the family and care-giving connections that help people with addiction issues persist.  Through extended interviews and case-studies with staff, family and people with addiction issues, Sullivan identifies an alternate lived morality in these care networks, one focused on harm reduction and damage mitigation, and slowly becoming a practice in rehab, parenting and care-giving efforts.  Her book, Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss and Redemption in the Rehab State brings these difficult lives, their policy connections and her carefully crafted oral histories into our public sphere.

Details

Date:
November 15, 2021
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.txstate.edu/cssw/news-events/events/opioid-reckoning.html

Organizer

Center for the Study of the Southwest
Phone:
512.245.2224
Email:
SwStudies@txstate.edu
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