Apr 4 7:00pm
Opium Habit: The Civil War and the Birth of the Addiction Cure Industry, Jonathan S. Jones
Jonathan Jones will present a look at the opiate addiction crisis that ravaged the United States in the aftermath of the Civil War. To address this growing opiate crisis, a variety of cures and treatments were developed. Jones will discuss how doctors and so-called “quacks” began using a diverse and fascinating array of treatments, including the nation’s first inpatient rehab centers, patent medicines, and even other opiates themselves, like heroin.
415 E. Water Street
Elmira, NY 14901