Addiction and Overdose
Confronting an American Crisis
Drug overdosing and death from prescription painkillers and heroin are at epidemic levels in the United States. How do people become addicted to opioids and other dangerous drugs, and why? Meet the experts who study the neurology of addiction. Hear stories of addicts in recovery, and of loved ones left behind by those who died from overdosing. Discover more about the social and economic costs of overdosing and learn about scientific research to decrease it. Learn about the connection between addiction and mental health disorders. Find out how to identify signs of addiction and overdose and what you can do to help someone get assistance.
|Interest Level||Grade 8 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 8|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Young Adult|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
|Number of Pages||128|
|Reading Counts! Level||11.6|
“[A] well-constructed, comprehensive text. . . . [A] much-needed book for public and school libraries . . .”—VOYA
“A chronicle exposing facts and challenges confronting drug addiction and overdose in America. . . . [A] crucial topic.”—Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal
“®eads like narrative nonfiction. . . . Purchase this selection to update collections on social issues related to drugs and addiction.”—School Library Journal
Author: Connie Goldsmith
Connie Goldsmith writes books about history, health, and science for older children. A retired RN with a master's degree in health, Ms. Goldsmith lives near Sacramento, California.