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The opioid epidemic / Yngvild Olsen, Joshua M. Sharfstein.

Olsen, Yngvild, (author.). Sharfstein, Joshua M., (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780190916022
  • ISBN: 0190916028
  • ISBN: 9780190916039
  • ISBN: 0190916036
  • Physical Description: xix, 317 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Section 1: The basics. The basics of opioids and opioid addiction -- Section 2: Individuals and families. Use of opioid medications for pain -- Misuse of opioids -- Opioid addiction -- Opioid overdose -- Treatment for opioid addiction -- Opioids and pregnancy -- Opioids and teenagers -- Opioids and families -- Recovery from opioid addiction -- Section 3: Communities and policy. A historical perspective on the opioid epidemic -- Prevention policy for the opioid epidemic -- Treatment and recovery policy for the opioid epidemic -- Harm reduction policy for the opioid epidemic -- Criminal justice policy and the opioid epidemic -- Surveillance, evaluation, and research and the opioid epidemic -- What to do for the opioid epidemic -- Appendix 1: Definitions of addiction -- Appendix 2: Non-stigmatizing preferred language -- Appendix 3: Definitions of recovery -- Appendix 4: Examples of pharmaceutical opioids available in the United States, December 2018 -- Appendix 5: Diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder -- Appendix 6: Recovery organizations (listed in alphabetical order).
Summary, etc.:
"The opioid epidemic is responsible for the first sustained decline in U.S. life expectancy since the 1960s. In 2016, more than 50,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose -- to say nothing of the hundreds of thousands who live with some measure of opioid addiction every day. The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know® 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 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. "-- Provided by publisher.
"The opioid epidemic is responsible for the first sustained decline in U.S. life expectancy since the 1960s. In 2016 alone, about 50,000 Americans died from overdose related to opioids. The Opioid Epidemic: What You Need to Know will cover the basic science of opioids, the nature of addiction, reasons for the opioid epidemic, and effective approaches to helping individuals, families, communities, and national policy. This comprehensive approach will help readers make connections between the experience of individuals and families and critical policy questions. Throughout the text, we will address myths and other misunderstandings with clear and non-judgmental responses. The book will be fact-based, clearly written, and practical in orientation. It will include specific stories and cases from the authors' experience. Our goal is for readers to feel informed and empowered"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Opioid abuse > United States.
Drug abuse > Treatment > United States.
Drug abuse > United States > Prevention.
SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General.
MEDICAL / Public Health.
MEDICAL / Pain Medicine.
Drug abuse > Prevention.
Drug abuse > Treatment.
Opioid abuse.
United States.
Opioid-Related Disorders.
Opioid-Related Disorders.