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Critical perspectives on the opioid epidemic / edited by Paula Johanson.

Johanson, Paula, (editor.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Analyzing the issues.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Scott County PL - Scottsburg YA 362.29 JOH (Text) 35830801882985 Young Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780766084872
  • ISBN: 0766084876
  • Physical Description: 232 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Enslow Publishing, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- What the experts say -- What the government says -- What the courts say -- What the advocates say -- What the media says -- What ordinary people say.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Grades 7-12.
Subject: Opioid abuse > United States > Juvenile literature.
Drug abuse > United States > Juvenile literature.
Drug abuse.
Opioid abuse.

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