This is a difficult theme to cover, read and write about. Our May discussion will focus on the devastating impact of drug addiction. In 2010, when I did my road trip across the USA, there were just over 38,000 drug overdose deaths in this country. By 2017, that number had grown to 70,000 for the year.

The seed for our conversation is the book Dreamland, listed below. This was recommended by one our of group members who happens to be a long-time physician, and he noted it’s the best book he’s read so for on the topic. As I delve into the book and related articles (several provided below), I come away with a richer understanding of causes, a deep sense of anger and some measure of hope.