Newsbook: 3 Books Take a Deeper Look at the Opioid Epidemic

Two books help explain the opiate abuse crisis and how we may resolve it, while a novel shows the havoc addiction can wreak.

Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50. Here are three books that explore the opioid epidemic and how to help those afflicted by addiction.DREAMLANDThe True Tale of America’s Opiate EpidemicBy Sam Quinones384 pp. Bloomsbury Press. (2015)In this National Book Critics Circle Award-winning book, the investigative journalist Sam Quinones looks at two phenomena — the overprescription of pain medication in the 1990s and the influx of black-tar heroin from Mexico ...