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The Opioid Epidemic -

The Opioid Epidemic

What Everyone Needs to Know (R)

By Yngvild Olsen, Joshua M. Sharfstein

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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 (R) 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 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.

Product code: 9780190916022

ISBN 9780190916022
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H209xW140xS25
Series What Everyone Needs To Know (R)
No. Of Pages 344
Publisher Oxford University Press Inc