In the Headlines: The Opioid Epidemic: Tracking a Crisis, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642820563
  • ISBN-13: 9781642820560
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Available March 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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The United States is currently suffering the worst addiction crisis in history. Addiction to opioids, including prescription painkillers, heroin, and illegal synthetic opioids, is ravaging the country, destroying families, homes, and communities in its path. This riveting collection of articles tracks the opioid crisis from its earliest days through the present, aggregating human interest stories with news stories on how the government and public are responding to the epidemic. With such breadth of journalism examining the causes, impact, and response to the crisis, this collection offers readers a comprehensive approach to an unfortunately frequent topic of headlines.