Drug Education Library: Heroin: Killer Drug Epidemic, 1st Edition

  • Nicole Horning
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560106
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560109
  • DDC: 362.29
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released August 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Young adults who abuse prescription opioids may turn to heroin later on, as it gives the same type of high but can be cheaper and easier to obtain than prescriptions. Knowing the health risks associated with heroin abuse can help young adults avoid falling into the traps of both kinds of drugs. Incorporating full-color photographs and detailed charts, this volume illustrates the severe health threat heroin poses. A list of antidrug organizations is provided for readers to learn more about this dangerous drug epidemic.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Heroin: The Evolution of an Epidemic.
1: Heroin's History.
2: The Effects of Heroin.
3: The Trap of Addiction.
4: The Legality of Heroin.
5: Tackling the Epidemic.
Organizations to Contact.
For Further Reading.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.