Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic Quotes

Sam Quinones
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Via pills, heroin had entered the mainstream. The new addicts were football players and cheerleaders; football was almost a gateway to opiate addiction. Wounded soldiers returned from Afghanistan hooked on pain pills and died in America. Kids got hooked in college and died there. Some of these addicts were from rough corners of rural Appalachia. But many more were from the U.S. middle class. They lived in communities where the driveways were clean, the cars were new, and the shopping centers attracted congregations of Starbucks, Home Depot, CVS, and Applebee's. They were the daughters of preachers, the sons of cops and doctors, the children of contractors and teachers and business owners and bankers.
-- Sam Quinones (Introduction)

Importance: This quote represents the massive scope of the impact of the heroin epidemic. A drug that has traditionally impacted society's blemished and often forgotten communities, heroin took on a much more threatening form when it became...

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