Opioids: Heroin, Oxycontin, and Painkillers

Opioids: Heroin, Oxycontin, and Painkillers

by John Perritano

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Drugs that are derived from (or mimic the effects of) the poppy are some of humanity's oldest and most powerful. In fact, opiate drugs were the main tools of doctors for centuries. Unfortunately, misuse of opioids has reached epidemic levels, destroying lives and tearing families apart. This book looks at the history and effects of opioids and introduces readers to treatments that can help turn users' lives around. From caffeine and aspirin to heroin and meth, drugs are an inescapable part of life in the 21st century. Addiction, once viewed as a shameful secret, is now widely understood to be a brain disease that can be treated. This series explores the many facets of this complex topic, providing students with the facts they need to navigate drug use and misuse in their daily lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422236079
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Drug Addiction and Recovery Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Series Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Opiates and Opioids 11

Chapter 2 Heroin 23

Chapter 3 OxyContin 35

Chapter 4 Treatment 47

Further Reading 58

Educational Videos 59

Series Glossary 60

Index 61

About the Author 64

About the Advisor 64

Photo Credits 64

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