The Opioid Epidemic

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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.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 5
Copyright 2018
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Language English
Number of Pages 80
ISBN 9781682822999, 9781682823002B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2017-08-01