American Addictions: Our Opioids Crisis

Wed. March 20, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Sponsored by: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Pulitzer Prizes in support of "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" and WVPT WHTJ WCVE PBS

Hosted by: Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition


Beth Macy (Dopesick) and Chris McGreal (American Overdose) share the results of their many years of reporting on America’s opioid epidemic, where and how it began, the corporate greed at its epicenter, the innumerable lives affected, the ignored warnings, and the ongoing consequences, which touch every community. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

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Live-streaming provided by WVPT WHTJ WCVE PBS.

Why should you attend?

“Macy’s harrowing account of the opioid epidemic in which hundreds of thousands have already died masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference.”―New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice

“McGreal, an award-winning journalist, presents this grim cautionary tale of opioids, greed, and addiction in three acts: ‘Dealing,’ ‘Hooked,’ and Withdrawal’…. McGreal goes on to successfully address the question of how the greatest drug epidemic in history grew largely unchecked for nearly two decades….What can be done to reverse this? McGreal’s powerfully stated indictment is a start.”―Booklist, starred review