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eBook The Opioid Crisis: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • David E. Newton
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  • ISBN-10: 1440864365
  • ISBN-13: 9781440864360
  • DDC: 615.7
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

Dependence on opioids has grown into an epidemic, its effects felt globally and most of all in the United States. This book provides a detailed and accurate history of opioid use, helping readers to understand how the crisis developed, as well as a review of problems arising out of this crisis and some of the solutions that have been proposed. The volume additionally comprises ten essays from individuals who have a personal or educational connection to the crisis and short biographical and explanatory essays on important individuals and organizations working to mitigate the opioid crisis by supporting research of the biological systems implicated in opioid dependence and raising awareness of the challenges of addiction in America today. It also provides resources for readers who want to continue their study of the topic or pursue research in the field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Half Title Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
Perspectives.
3: It’s Not My Problem, or Is It?.
4: Education Fosters Prevention.
5: Epidemic in Asheville.
6: Confessions of an Opioid User.
7: Rationale for Cannabis-Based Interventions in the Opioid Overdose Crisis.
8: The U.S. Opioid Crisis—A Personal Perspective.
9: Citing History: The Need for Genuine Context.
10: I’m High as I Write This.
11: Opioid Drugs Provide Pain Relief but with Serious Risks.
12: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
13: Data.
14: Documents.
15: Resources.
16: Chronology.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Contemporary World Issues Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Half Title Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
Perspectives.
3: It’s Not My Problem, or Is It?.
4: Education Fosters Prevention.
5: Epidemic in Asheville.
6: Confessions of an Opioid User.
7: Rationale for Cannabis-Based Interventions in the Opioid Overdose Crisis.
8: The U.S. Opioid Crisis—A Personal Perspective.
9: Citing History: The Need for Genuine Context.
10: I’m High as I Write This.
11: Opioid Drugs Provide Pain Relief but with Serious Risks.
12: Profiles.
Data and Documents.
13: Data.
14: Documents.
15: Resources.
16: Chronology.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.