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

Author/creator Olsen, Yngvild author.
Other author/creatorSharfstein, Joshua M., author.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Copyright Notice ©2019
Description1 online resource (xix, 317 pages).
Supplemental Content ProQuest Ebook Central
Series What everyone needs to know
What everyone needs to know.
Contents 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.
Abstract "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 noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Source of descriptionPrint version record.
Issued in other formPrint version: Olsen, Yngvild. Opioid epidemic. Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2019] 9780190916022
Genre/formElectronic books.
ISBN9780190916046 (electronic book)
ISBN0190916044 (electronic book)

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