Analyzing the Issues: Critical Perspectives on the Opioid Epidemic, 1st Edition

  • Paula Johanson
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766084884
  • ISBN-13: 9780766084889
  • DDC: 362.290973
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 208 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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The use of painkilling drugs has become an epidemic, with an increasing number of prescriptions being written as well as illegal use of street drugs. Deaths from unexpected overdoses are followed by reports of opioids being added to various street drugs, in inconsistent amounts. It's hard to know from news reports just how dangerous opioids can be or who is using them. This text has primary-source evidence from doctors and thoughtful analysis from health experts and court cases, as well as personal viewpoints of people affected in their ordinary lives, helping students think critically about opioid use and abuse.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: What the Experts Say.
2: What the Government Says.
3: What the Courts Say.
4: What the Advocates Say.
5: What the Media Say.
6: What Ordinary People Say.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.