Author Sam Quinones to Discuss the Opioid Epidemic at KHA Convention
Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:53 PM
Renowned author Sam Quinones will discuss "the true tale of America's opiate epidemic," as told in his award-winning book Dreamland, as the keynote speaker at the KHA Annual Convention, May 8-10 in Lexington!
In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America—addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two riveting tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been a catastrophic opiate epidemic.
In this session, attendees will:
- analyze how pharmaceutical companies influenced the opioid epidemic nationally
- understand the history and origin of the heroin and prescription drug problem in the United States
- learn social and clinical barriers to overcoming addiction for patients addicted to opioids
- discuss issues communities face dealing with a culture of addiction
- recognize the relationship between economic hardship and the opioid epidemic in America’s towns
Online registration is available for your convenience. Visit the brand new KHA Convention website for more details about this and all the sessions and events for Convention or download the printable program.
If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Perkins at KHA (email@example.com).