Fatal overdoses of heroin in the U.S. have almost tripled in three years. Why has the drug become so pervasive? Where does it come from and how are authorities trying to combat its use?
Los Angeles-based journalist Sam Quinones travelled across North America seeking answers to these questions. The result is a book called Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic.
Read an excerpt below:
Copyright ©2015 by Sam Quinones
Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
Reprinted by permission of Bloomsbury
WHAT: Sam Quinones discusses and signs Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
WHERE: Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California, 91101
WHEN: April 23, 2015, 7:00pm