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

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,...


Book Launch for Opioid Reckoning

Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, JBD Auditorium 3 Snelling Avenue South, St. Paul

Opioid Reckoning explores the complexity of the crisis through firsthand accounts of people grappling with the reverberating effects of stigma, treatment, and recovery. Taking a clear-eyed, nonjudgmental perspective of every aspect of these issues—drug use, parenting, harm reduction, medication, abstinence, and stigma—Opioid Reckoning questions current treatment models, healthcare inequities, and the criminal justice system.