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The Risks of Fentanyl and Other Opioids - eBook

The Risks of Fentanyl and Other Opioids - eBook 

S&L Price: $43.29
ISBN: 978-1-68282-912-7
Format: eBook
Other titles in the Drug Risks eBook series Go to hardcover
Author: Peggy J. Parks
Publication Date: 2021
Number of Pages: 80
Dewey Code: 362.29/30973
Lexile: 1000-1400
Interest Grade Level: 6-12
Reading Grade Level: 6-12

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 47,600 overdose deaths related to opioids in 2017—more than a 90 percent jump since 2013. This increase was largely due to the soaring use of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that is about fifty times more potent than heroin. The Risks of Fentanyl and Other Opioids presents a realistic picture of the effects of drug use and abuse, addiction, and the challenges of treatment and recovery.