The Rise of ‘Big Dope’: Organized Crime and America’s Raging Opioid Crisis

The Rise of ‘Big Dope’: Organized Crime and America’s Raging Opioid Crisis

Date: July 26, 2022
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: Free for Members or with Museum Admission
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The deadliest drug crisis in U.S. history started with people overdosing on prescription opioids, an epidemic fueled by profit-driven drug manufacturers and doctors. Today, the epidemic is largely a result of illegal synthetic drugs – meth, heroin and especially fentanyl, created in China and distributed by Mexican cartels. Journalist Sam Quinones, the nation’s foremost chronicler of this heartbreaking crisis, will explain what is happening and offer ideas to address the onslaught of addiction that devastates American communities.

A book signing will follow this program in the courtroom. Pre-order your signed copy of The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth.


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