Heroin needle lying in the street. (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons)
Heroin needle lying in the street. (Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons)

Free­lance jour­nalist and author Sam Quinones is vis­iting Hillsdale College on Monday to speak about his new book “Dreamland: America’s Opiate Addiction Epi­demic and How We Got Here.”

“Dreamland” begins with a story in Ohio — opioid use is espe­cially prob­lematic in the Midwest. Quinones’ work is par­tic­u­larly rel­evant to the Hillsdale area because the city suffers from opioid addiction, Dow Jour­nalism Program Assistant Director Maria Servold said.

“Mr. Quinones’ book is not only good jour­nalism, it’s also extremely rel­evant to the Hillsdale com­munity,” Servold said. “It tells an inter­esting and tragic story about opioid use in our country today.”

The speech will take place in Dow A & B at 8 p.m.