Fentanyl and Meth: True Tales of America and Hope

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Fentanyl and Meth: True Tales of America and Hope is based on the New York Times bestselling author of Dreamland, Sam Quinones’ new book The Least of Us. Participants will increase their understanding of the recent Fentanyl and Methamphetamine epidemic in America, and issues connected to drug trafficking, addiction, and neuroscience. Through research and chronicling stories across the nation, Sam Quinones captured the history of the epidemic along with the resiliency and optimism of communities to overcome.

Course objectives:

1. Describe Fentanyl and identify its effects on individuals and communities.

2. Describe Meth and identify its effects on individuals and communities.

3. Summarize how the Sackers and Purdue Pharma set the stage for opioid addiction.

4. Understand the perspective of those addicted to Meth and/or Opioids.

5. Identify key words and concepts related to the neurochemistry of addiction and how peoples’ brains are wired.

6. Summarize what it means to be in community with each other and how this community can serve one another with grassroots solutions of caring.

7. Better understand the addicted person’s psychosocial challenges when entering recovery.