||What everyone needs to know
What everyone needs to know.
||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.
||"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.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references and index.|
|Source of description||Print version record.|
|Issued in other form||Print version: Olsen, Yngvild. Opioid epidemic. Oxford : Oxford University Press,  9780190916022|
|ISBN||9780190916046 (electronic book)|
|ISBN||0190916044 (electronic book)|