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OPIOID EDUCATION

Did you know 72,000 people died last year in opioid overdoses? In Opioid Education, readers will examine various aspects of opioid use and treatment in the United States and the rest of the world. The use of opioids has become a crisis in our culture, as tens of thousands become addicted every year. As lawmakers debate policy changes and law enforcement, and first responders fight the battle on the ground each day, it’s imperative for young people to become educated early on this crisis. Books in this series provide young readers with a greater understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis, the role of first responders and doctors, and traditional and alternative treatment options for those who are suffering from opioid addiction.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-4378-7

$181.65(USD)
  Entire Series

7

2020

12+

7th - 12th

6.5 x 9

Did you know 72,000 people died last year in opioid overdoses? In Opioid Education, readers will examine various aspects of opioid use and treatment in the United States and the rest of the world. The use of opioids has become a crisis in our culture, as tens of thousands become addicted every year. As lawmakers debate policy changes and law enforcement, and first responders fight the battle on the ground each day, it’s imperative for young people to become educated early on this crisis. Books in this series provide young readers with a greater understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis, the role of first responders and doctors, and traditional and alternative treatment options for those who are suffering from opioid addiction.
Alternative Treatments for Pain Management

by Ben Baker

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4382-4 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7429-3 $32.95 Add To Cart

Everyone has pain. Pain can be physical, mental, emotional or any combination. How we deal with that pain varies tremendously. As medical science and patients now understand the true dangers of opioids, many people are looking at alternative ways to treat pain. This book takes a look at the history of pain management, opioids throughout history and how they work and alternative treatments to addictive medicines. The final chapter looks at experimental and promising pain treatments. The series Opioid Education examines various aspects of opioid use and treatment in the United States and the rest of the world. The purpose of this series is to provide young readers with a greater understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis.

Fentanyl: The World’s Deadliest Drug

by Amy Sterling Casil

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4379-4 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7426-2 $32.95 Add To Cart

Fentanyl was developed as a drug that could relieve severe pain and assist doctors in performing complex surgeries. Due to its potent effects, fentanyl is often sold illegally as an ingredient in counterfeit opioid pills or mixed with heroin or cocaine. Because it is nearly impossible to gauge the strength of illegal fentanyl doses, tens of thousands of Americans have overdosed on the drug in recent years. This book provides information about the effects of fentanyl and how it contributes to the ongoing opioid crisis. Opioids are psychoactive drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as heroin or morphine, or synthetic versions that mimic their effects, such as fentanyl or oxycodone. The series Opioid Education examines various aspects of opioid use and treatment in the United States and the rest of the world. The purpose of this series is to provide young readers with a greater understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis.

Heroin: Devastating our Communities

by Tim George

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4380-0 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7427-9 $32.95 Add To Cart

In the United States today more than 50,000 people die of drug overdoses each year. Many overdose deaths are caused by heroin, a potent opioid drug that is highly addictive and can cause serious long-term health problems. Heroin was once considered a “hard” drug that was only used by the most desperate junkies. Over the past decade, however, heroin has become more readily available in American communities, and it is destroying the hopes and lives of a new generation. This book provides information about the effects of heroin and how this illegal drug is contributing to the ongoing opioid crisis. Opioids are psychoactive drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as heroin or morphine, or synthetic versions that mimic their effects, such as fentanyl or oxycodone. The series Opioid Education examines various aspects of opioid use and treatment in the United States and the rest of the world. The purpose of this series is to provide young readers with a greater understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis.

How First Responders and ER Doctors Save Lives and Educate

by Ashley Nicole

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4384-8 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7431-6 $32.95 Add To Cart

Thousands of Americans die of drug overdoses each year, and the impact of opioids on the death toll is undeniable. Overdose deaths are linked not only to heroin and fentanyl, but also to pain medications prescribed by doctors. These highly addictive drugs have long-term consequences with risk of overdose being just one. First responders and ER doctors fight the opioid epidemic on the front lines, preventing overdose and death each day. This book explores the situations first responders and ER doctors deal with regularly as well as the efforts communities can make to fight back against the crisis that is killing indiscriminately. The series Opioid Education examines various aspects of opioid use and treatment in the United States and the rest of the world. The purpose of this series is to provide young readers with a greater understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis.

Painkillers: The Scourge on Society

by Amy Sterling Casil

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4381-7 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7428-6 $32.95 Add To Cart

The use, and misuse, of opioid painkillers has become a full-blown epidemic in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and other public health experts. Each year about 3.3 million people misuse prescription painkillers. Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death, killing tens of thousands of Americans each year. Since the opioid epidemic began in the mid-1990s, the estimated cost of addiction treatment, lost work, and overdoses has totaled over $1 trillion. This book provides information about the dangers of prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin, and fentanyl, and how the US government is attempting to mitigate this public health crisis. The series Opioid Education examines various aspects of opioid use and treatment in the United States and the rest of the world. The purpose of this series is to provide young readers with a greater understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis.

Treatments for Opioid Addiction

by Amy Sterling Casil

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4385-5 $25.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7432-3 $32.95 Add To Cart

Until the 1960s, when methadone was introduced to help heroin addicts overcome the painful symptoms of drug withdrawal, treatment for opioid addiction mainly involved quitting “cold turkey.” Advances in the understanding of how opioids affect the central nervous system and body have led to more effective treatments that often combine medication with behavioral therapy and family support to promote long-lasting healing and recovery. There is hope for people addicted to opioids, although many experts feel that more treatment centers and education are needed. Opioids are psychoactive drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as heroin or morphine, or synthetic versions that mimic their effects, such as fentanyl or oxycodone. The series Opioid Education examines various aspects of opioid use and treatment in the United States and the rest of the world. The purpose of this series is to provide young readers with a greater understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis.

Understanding Drug Use and Addiction

by Erica Marchant

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eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7433-0 $32.95 Add To Cart

Teens and young adults are hurting from addiction today more than anytime before. Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction reaches out to teens with real-world examples and real-life explanations. This book discusses frankly and honestly what the disease of addiction does to a drug abuser’s body and mind, and uses real scenarios to show teens how to avoid drugs. Opioids are psychoactive drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as heroin or morphine, or synthetic versions that mimic their effects, such as fentanyl or oxycodone. The series Opioid Education examines various aspects of opioid use and treatment in the United States and the rest of the world. The purpose of this series is to provide young readers with a greater understanding of the ongoing opioid crisis.