Q&A with Author Sam Quinones: Healing Communities in Order to Deal with the Addictions Crisis
10 May 2023
Q&A with Author Sam Quinones: Healing Communities in Order to Deal with the Addictions Crisis Sam Quinones is a journalist and the author of two acclaimed books on the opioid crisis: Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic (2015) and The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth (2021). [...] All of that is part of the medications set the stage for the illicit mix and difficult to untangle. [...] This is the the overdose crisis starts in those places theme of my book The Least of Us. [...] It You would think that those better-off takes people coming together, people communities would have had the ability who are sick of the dope, the smoking, to fend off the crisis, but that’s where I the obesity, and other signs of ill- came to the conclusion that this wasn’t an health that are rampant in southern economic story; it was a story of isolation. [...] We need to use the This is all part of the addiction leverage of the criminal justice system to problem—it has grown out of our lack of pry people away—little by little by little— connectivity with each other.