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"Writing Killing Season required more than creativity and conscience; it took guts... Canning won't convince all of his colleagues that substance abusers are people first, but I think most of us who read this book will get better at our jobs and be happier doing them."

"Full of engaging stories. Only someone on the front lines of the crisis, like an EMT, could describe overdose situations and the people who have overdoses with such color."

"With crisp and propulsive storytelling, Peter Canning chronicles his evolution as a paramedic during the most lethal drug crisis in history. As a rookie, Canning initially regards opioid users as 'scumbags' but eventually finds empathy for the victims of this man-made epidemic. To understand the street-level toll of this disaster, read Killing Season."

"From his ambulance Peter takes us through decades of overdose. Through his eyes we see a failed drug war, the effects of an overprescribing nation, and his own personal growth. He gives names and faces to the invisible masses while reminding us we are only a prescription away ourselves. A must read."

"Killing Season is a penetrating and gritty work about tragic death, one paramedic's struggle to help, and the heartbreaking plague of opioids in America. Peter Canning's compassionate and important testimony dissects the anatomy of an epidemic and provides valuable insights and prescriptions for fighting it. Everyone should read this book!"

"Killing Season is engaging and informative. Peter Canning lets us see what he has seen and learn what he has learned. The lessons are hard, but worth sticking around for."

"Ride with paramedic Peter Canning for a compassionate first-person view of the opioid crisis in America. Canning's stories from the front lines explain the origins of addiction, shed light on the pain caused by heroin, explore the potential of harm reduction, and eulogize the dead by remembering their humanity. Canning will change how you feel about opioid addiction."

Killing Season
A Paramedic's Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Opioid Epidemic
Publication Date: 6 Apr 2021
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 314 pages
ISBN: 9781421439853
Subject: Public Health