Opioid addiction has reached epidemic proportions. Firearm-related deaths have surged to the highest level in fifty years. Childhood trauma is now considered to be every bit as urgent as a natural disaster or outbreak of deadly disease. These are just three of the issues examined in the Emerging Issues in Public Health series. All books explore recent events and new ideas in an effort to explain what's taking place, why it matters, and what efforts are being made to address these and other public health issues. Personal accounts along with facts and quotes from authoritative sources help readers gain a vivid understanding of these issues from a public health perspective.