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The opioid epidemic : what everyone needs to know / Yngvild Olsen, Joshua M. Sharfstein.

Olsen, Yngvild, (author.). Sharfstein, Joshua M., (author.).


"The opioid epidemic is responsible for the first sustained decline in U.S. life expectancy since the 1960s. In 2016, more than 50,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose -- to say nothing of the hundreds of thousands who live with some measure of opioid addiction every day. The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know® is an accessible, nonpartisan overview of the causes, politics, and treatments tied to the most devastating health crisis of our time. Its comprehensive approach and Q&A format offer readers a practical path to understanding the epidemic from all sides: the basic science of opioids; the nature of addiction; the underlying reasons for the opioid epidemic; effective approaches to helping individuals, families, communities, and national policy; and common myths related to opioid addiction. Written by two expert physicians and enriched with stories from their experiences the crosshairs of this epidemic, this book is a critical resource for any general reader -- and for the individuals and families fighting this fight in their own lives. "-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780190916022
  • ISBN: 0190916028
  • ISBN: 9780190916039
  • ISBN: 0190916036
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2019]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The basics of opioids and opioid addiction -- Use of opioid medications for pain -- Misuse of opioids -- Opioid addiction -- Opioid overdose -- Treatment for opioid addiction -- Opioids and pregnancy -- Opioids and teenagers -- Opioids and families -- Recovery from opioid addiction -- A historical perspective on the opioid epidemic -- Prevention policy for the opioid epidemic -- Treatment and recovery policy for the opioid epidemic -- Harm reduction policy for the opioid epidemic -- Criminal justice policy and the opioid epidemic -- Surveillance, evaluation, and research and the opioid epidemic -- What to do for the opioid epidemic.
Subject: Opioid abuse > United States.
Drug abuse > Treatment > United States.
Drug abuse > United States > Prevention.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library RC 568 .O45 O47 2019 30775305553068 General Collection Available -

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