Opioids and Opiates: Preventing and Treating Addiction

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Published: March 2018
For Ages: Upper Primary, Lower Secondary
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Author: Xina M Uhl

Product Category: Health PE&PD / Health PE&PD: Issues / Health PE&PD: Iss - Drugs/Alco

Series: Opioids and Opiates
Published By: Mason Crest Publishing
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Published: 01-Mar-2018
Format: Hardback, 64 pages
RRP: $36.99
ISBN: 9781422238264
Abuse of opioid drugs has become an epidemic in the United States, claiming victims of all ages and social backgrounds. The effects of drug addiction on individuals, families, and society at large are staggering. Now, more than ever, there is a need to prevent young people from getting involved with drugs through education and intervention programs. At the same time, effective treatment programs are needed for those who get hooked on opioids. This guide discusses the various types of opioid drugs, as well as their effect on the user's body. It provides information about risk factors for drug abuse, signs that someone might be in need of treatment, and suggestions for how to help and support a friend or loved one struggling with addiction. Advances in treatment and relapse prevention are explored, as are tried and true methods of drug rehabilitation.

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