Jennifer Poff Cooper
Contributing writer

“Nothing can be changed until it is faced,” said former Roanoke Times reporter and New York Times best-selling author Beth Macy of the opioid crisis.


Author Beth Macy discussed he latest book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America” at the Christiansburg Library Tuesday evening.

Macy is doing just that with her newest book “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America,” which she discussed at the Christiansburg Public Library Tuesday night.

The event was free and open to the public, with standing room only. Macy’s mix of stories, shocking statistics and possible solutions kept the audience riveted.

Retiree Marjorie Modlin said she attended because she had read Macy’s other books, “Factory Man” and “Truevine,” and feels Macy is an “outstanding writer.”

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