New from Mason Crest publishers, this seven book series on Opioid Education aims to educate on the opioid crisis, roles of first responders and possible treatment options.
This book takes a look at the history of pain management, opioids throughout history and how they work and alternative treatments to addictive medicines. The final chapter looks at experimental and promising pain treatments.
Who uses fentanyl? -- The history of fentanyl -- How does fentanyl work? -- The long-term effects of fentanyl -- Treating fentanyl addiction.; "Fentanyl was developed as a drug that could relieve severe pain and assist doctors in performing complex surgeries. Due to its potent effects, fentanyl is often sold illegally as an ingredient in counterfeit opioid pills or mixed with heroin or cocaine. Because it is nearly impossible to gauge the strength of illegal fentanyl doses, tens of thousands of Americans have overdosed on the drug in recent years. This book provides information about the effects of fentanyl and how it contributes to the ongoing opioid crisis. Opioid are psychoactive drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as heroin or morphine, or synthetic versions that mimic their effects, such as fentanyl or oxycodone."
This book provides information about the effects of heroin and how this illegal drug is contributing to the ongoing opioid crisis. Opioids are psychoactive drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as heroin or morphine, or synthetic versions that mimic their effects, such as fentanyl or oxycodone.
What do first responders and ER doctors do? -- What does the opioid crisis look like? -- How do first responders and ER doctors prevent opioid overdose? -- How do first responders and ER doctors treat opioid overdose? -- How are laws changing? -- How can medical professionals change the scope of the opioid crisis? -- Chapter notes -- Series glossary of key terms -- Further reading -- Internet resources -- Index -- Author's biography and credits.; “Thousands of Americans die of drug overdoses each year, and the impact of opioids on the death toll is undeniable. Overdose deaths are linked not only to heroin and fentanyl, but also to pain medications prescribed by doctors. These highly addictive drugs have long-term consequences with risk of overdose being just one. First responders and ER doctors fight the opioid epidemic on the front lines, preventing overdose and death each day. This book explores the situations first responders and ER doctors deal with regularly as well as the efforts communities can make to fight back against the crisis that is killing indiscriminately.”
The use, and misuse, of opioid painkillers has become a full-blown epidemic in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and other public health experts. Each year about 3.3 million people misuse prescription painkillers. Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of accidental death, killing tens of thousands of Americans each year. Since the opioid epidemic began in the mid-1990s, the estimated cost of addiction treatment, lost work, and overdoses has totaled over $1 trillion. This book provides information about the dangers of prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Vicodin, and fentanyl, and how the US government is attempting to mitigate this public health crisis.
Until the 1960s, when methadone was introduced to help heroin addicts overcome the painful symptoms of drug withdrawal, treatment for opioid addiction mainly involved quitting "cold turkey." Advances in the understanding of how opioids affect the central nervous system and body have led to more effective treatments that often combine medication with behavioral therapy and family support to promote long-lasting healing and recovery. There is hope for people addicted to opioids, although many experts feel that more treatment centers and education are needed. Opioids are psychoactive drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as heroin or morphine, or synthetic versions that mimic their effects, such as fentanyl or oxycodone.
This book discusses frankly and honestly what the disease of addiction does to a drug abuser's body and mind, and uses real scenarios to show teens how to avoid drugs. Opioids are psychoactive drugs derived from the opium poppy, such as heroin or morphine, or synthetic versions that mimic their effects, such as fentanyl or oxycodone.