Emerging Issues in Public Health: The Opioid Crisis , 1st Edition

  • John Allen
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  • ISBN-10: 1682826740
  • ISBN-13: 9781682826744
  • DDC: 616.86
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Over-prescription of painkillers has led to opioid addiction among people in all segments of American society. This in turn has increased addiction to other opioids, such as heroin and fentanyl. This book examines why opioid abuse has become one of the most urgent public health issues of our time.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
Introduction: A Heavy Toll on Families and Communities.
1: The Roots of the Opioid Crisis.
2: From Pain Pills to Heroin and Fentanyl.
3: The Human Toll of Opioid Addiction.
4: Policing the Opioid Crisis.
5: Treating the Opioid Problem.
Source Notes.
Organizations and Websites.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.