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Understanding Opioid Addiction and Repairing Our Communities

Written by Brett Ann Stanciu
978-1-58642-269-1
On sale Sep 28th, 2021
USD 15.00
CAD 20.00
Category
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
About This Book
Unstitched takes aim at bystanderism.
 
The opioid epidemic has hit people in communities large and small and across all socio-economic classes. What should each of us know about it, and do about it?


A stranger, rumored to be a heroin addict repeatedly breaks into the small-town library Stanciu runs. After she tries to get law enforcement to do something about it -- the elementary school children and young parents with babies frequent the place after all -- he commits suicide. When she realizes how little she knows about opioid abuse, she sets out on a mission, seeking insight from others:
    people in recovery
    treatment providers
    the town police chief
    Vermont's US attorney
Unstitched portrays the complexity of interpersonal relationships thrown into relief against the overarching question of why do we recoil from those struggling with addiction rather than reach out?
 
With a heightened sense of both empathy and fear because of her own struggles with alcoholism and a mother's desire to protect her daughters, Stanciu is determined to learn more about the nature of addiction and what each of us can do in our own communities to stem the opioid epidemic and stitch them back together. Stanciu's quest forces her to see her small town, and herself, in unexpected ways. Her page-turning book will enable others to do the same.
Biography
Librarian Brett Ann Stanciu is a graduate of Marlboro College and recipient of a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant. Her 2015 novel Hidden View portrays the challenges of a hardscrabble family farm. She lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her family.
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Unstitched

Understanding Opioid Addiction and Repairing Our Communities

Written by Brett Ann Stanciu
978-1-58642-270-7
On sale Sep 28th, 2021
USD 12.99
CAD 23.99
Category
Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs
About This Book
Unstitched takes aim at bystanderism.
 
The opioid epidemic has hit people in communities large and small and across all socio-economic classes. What should each of us know about it, and do about it?


A stranger, rumored to be a heroin addict repeatedly breaks into the small-town library Stanciu runs. After she tries to get law enforcement to do something about it -- the elementary school children and young parents with babies frequent the place after all -- he commits suicide. When she realizes how little she knows about opioid abuse, she sets out on a mission, seeking insight from others:
    people in recovery
    treatment providers
    the town police chief
    Vermont's US attorney
Unstitched portrays the complexity of interpersonal relationships thrown into relief against the overarching question of why do we recoil from those struggling with addiction rather than reach out?
 
With a heightened sense of both empathy and fear because of her own struggles with alcoholism and a mother's desire to protect her daughters, Stanciu is determined to learn more about the nature of addiction and what each of us can do in our own communities to stem the opioid epidemic and stitch them back together. Stanciu's quest forces her to see her small town, and herself, in unexpected ways. Her page-turning book will enable others to do the same.
Biography
Librarian Brett Ann Stanciu is a graduate of Marlboro College and recipient of a Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant. Her 2015 novel Hidden View portrays the challenges of a hardscrabble family farm. She lives in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont with her family.
Praise
"Powerful! An exploration through education of substance misuse disorder and its impact on small town idyllic Vermont. The personal redemption and recovery story of the writer is beautifully interwoven with insights into stigma, opioid misuse and finally recovery through purpose, community and connection.  Beautifully crafted and a must read for anyone affected by substance misuse disorder." —  Fawn D. Montanye, Executive Director Vermont Recovery Network