Drug Education Library: Prescription Drugs: Opioids That Kill, 1st Edition

  • Simon Pierce
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1534560122
  • ISBN-13: 9781534560123
  • DDC: 362.299
  • 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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Since prescription drugs can be obtained legally and found in medicine cabinets in young adults own homes, there is a perception that they are not as dangerous as other types of drugs. However, abuse of prescriptions can have hazardoussometimes even deadlyconsequences, which readers discover in great detail. Enlightening charts and sidebars augment the discussion of prescription drug abuse, and a list of websites provides resources for those who may already be struggling with this addiction.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: An Overview of Addiction.
1: The History of Modern Medicine.
2: The Rise of Prescription Drug Abuse.
3: The Consequences of Addiction.
4: Recovery from Addiction.
5: The Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse.
Organizations to Contact.
For Further Reading.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.