La epidemia de los opioides y la crisis de las adicciones (The Opioid Epidemic and the Addiction Crisis)

From the Series Debates en marcha (Issues in Action) (Read Woke ™ Books en español)

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Los opioides son sustancias que las personas han tomado durante siglos para aliviar el dolor, pero también son altamente adictivas. En los últimos años, se ha visto en Estados Unidos un número creciente de personas adictas a los opioides y que mueren a causa de ellos, lo que origina una crisis sanitaria que los médicos y las comunidades trabajan mucho por resolver. Conoce de qué manera Estados Unidos se convirtió en el país con mayor consumo diario de opiáceos del mundo, cómo ha afectado la situación a las personas y las familias y qué se están haciendo para tratar la epidemia.

Opioids are drugs that people have taken for centuries to alleviate pain, but they are also highly addictive. In the past several years, the United States has seen a growing number of people addicted to and dying from opioids, creating a health crisis that doctors and communities are working hard to solve. Learn how the United States became the world leader in daily opioid use, how the situation has impacted individuals and families, and what people are doing to treat the epidemic.

Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.

Format Your Price Add
Available at all major wholesalers and distributors. Save 25% when you buy direct!
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books en español
Imprint ediciones Lerner
Language Spanish
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-04-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF024100, JNF053040, JNF053070
Dewey 362.290973
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 960
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, and Timeline

Author: Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia.