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The Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic 

Price: $39.93
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ISBN: 978-1-68282-299-9
Format: Hardcover
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Author: Hal Marcovitz
Publication Date: 2018
Number of Pages: 80
Dewey Code: 362.29/3
Interest Grade Level: 5-12

When synthetic opioids were developed a quarter-century ago, many physicians believed the drugs would help alleviate the pain caused by severe injuries and debilitating diseases. But while the drugs do deaden pain, they can lead to devastating addiction as well as death through overdose. Meanwhile, the natural opioid heroin continues to be a much-abused illegal drug that threatens the lives of its users.