Special Reports: The Opioid Crisis, 1st Edition

  • Duchess Harris
  • John L. Hakala
  • Published By: ABDO Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1532158289
  • ISBN-13: 9781532158285
  • DDC: 362.29
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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This title examines the reasons behind the opioid epidemic in the United States and its far-reaching effect on people's everyday lives. The brain science behind opioid addiction is also explored, and the book encourages readers to form their own opinions. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Tragedy Strikes.
2: The History of Opioids.
3: The Science of the Crisis.
4: The Effects on Individuals.
5: Social Costs.
6: Finger-Pointing.
7: Medical and Therapeutic Treatments.
8: Crime, Race, and Punishment.
9: What’s Next?.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Authors.