Critical Perspectives on the Opioid Epidemic

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The use of painkilling drugs has become an epidemic, with an increasing number of prescriptions being written as well as illegal use of street drugs. Deaths from unexpected overdoses are followed by reports of opioids being added to various street drugs, in inconsistent amounts. It's hard to know from news reports just how dangerous opioids can be or who is using them. This text has primary-source evidence from doctors and thoughtful analysis from health experts and court cases, as well as personal viewpoints of people affected in their ordinary lives, helping students think critically about opioid use and abuse.

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Copyright 2018
BISACS JNF025140, JNF053040
Publisher Enslow Publishing
Series Analyzing the Issues
Language English
Number of Pages 208
ISBN 9780766084872
Title Format Reinforced book
Release Date 2017-08-01
Features Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Primary-source text, Sources for further research, Suggested websites
Dewey 362.290973--dc23
Dimensions 6 x 9
Guided Reading Level Z