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The Opioid Epidemic : What Everyone Needs to Know (R), Paperback / softback Book


An incisive, essential guide to understanding one of today's most urgent - and complex - problems.

The opioid epidemic is responsible for longest sustained decline in U.S. life expectancy since the time of World War I and the Great Influenza.

In 2017, nearly 50,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose - with an estimated 2 million more living with 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.

This includes:* 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* myths and common misunderstandings related to opioid addiction Written by two expert physicians and enriched with stories from their experiences in 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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Public health & preventive medicine
  • ISBN: 9780190916022



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