ALiEM Bookclub | Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic

51k4NEasuFL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_They started at once, and went about among the Lotus-eaters, who did them no hurt, but gave them to eat of the lotus, which was so delicious that those who ate of it left off caring about home, and did not even want to go back and say what had happened to them, but were for staying and munching lotus with the Lotus-eaters without thinking further of their return.

— Odyssey IX, translated by Samuel Butler