eBook The Opioid Epidemic, 1st Edition

  • Hal Marcovitz
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  • ISBN-10: 1682823008
  • ISBN-13: 9781682823002
  • DDC: 362.29
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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When synthetic opioids were developed a quarter-century ago, many physicians believed the drugs would help alleviate the pain caused by severe injuries and debilitating diseases. But while the drugs do deaden pain, they can lead to devastating addiction as well as death through overdose. Meanwhile, the natural opioid heroin continues to be a much-abused illegal drug that threatens the lives of its users.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
About the Author.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: The Victims of Opioids.
1: A Problem of Epidemic Proportions.
2: How Do People Get Addicted?.
3: Living in the Grasp of Opioids.
4: Regulating Opioids.
5: Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery.
Source Notes.
Find Out More.
For Further Research.
Picture Credit.