Addicted: Addicted to Opioids, 1st Edition

  • Jennifer Skancke
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  • ISBN-10: 1682825728
  • ISBN-13: 9781682825723
  • DDC: 362.29
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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America is facing an opioid epidemic; every day 130 people die from an opioid overdose. Over the last twenty years, use of prescription painkillers and illicit drugs like heroin and fentanyl has skyrocketed, leaving millions of people addicted to these substances and at risk of a fatal overdose. This book presents a realistic picture of addiction, the effects of addiction on people’s lives, and how addiction can be overcome.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Opioid Crisis: A Public Health Emergency.
1: The Scope of Opioid Addiction.
2: What Influences Opioid Addiction?.
3: How People Become Addicted to Opioids.
4: Living with Opioid Addiction.
5: Overcoming Opioid Addiction.
Source Notes.
Get Help and Information.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.