Drugs in Real Life: Heroin and Prescription Opioids, 1st Edition

  • Melissa Abramovitz
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532153066
  • ISBN-13: 9781532153068
  • DDC: 362.299
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released April 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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Abuse of heroin and prescription opioids in the United States has developed into an epidemic. This title explores how heroin and prescription opioids affect the body, the laws and policies concerning these drugs, the ramifications of addiction, and the road to recovery. 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: Katie's Story.
2: What Are Opioids?.
3: Impacts on the Brain and Body.
4: Risks and Effects.
5: Social Effects.
6: The Opioid Epidemic.
7: Stigma and Drug Abuse.
8: Prevention and Treatment.
9: Laws and Policies.
10: Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Author.