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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-07-22
ISBN : 0128223901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fighting the Opioid Epidemic: The Role of Providers and the Clinical Laboratory in Understanding Who Is Vulnerable covers the important aspects that are essential in fighting the opioid epidemic. This succinct reference highlights how the toxicology laboratory can play a vital role in fighting the opioid epidemic by implementing a robust system for drugs of abuse testing as well as drug testing in pain management patients. It targets health care professionals in a technical manner, discussing polymorphisms of important genes that may be associated with increased vulnerability of alcohol and drug addiction to an individual. Covers all important aspects of opioid abuse, including genetic and environmental factors Discusses pharmacology, toxicology and the pharmacogenomics related to opioid metabolism Presents genetic and environmental factors associated with those vulnerable to opioid addiction, as well as the pitfalls of drug testing in pain management

The Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : Yngvild Olsen,Joshua M. Sharfstein
Publisher : What Everyone Needs to Know(r
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0190916036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An incisive, essential guide to understanding one of today's most urgent -- and complex -- problems. 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. Written by two expert physicians and enriched with stories from their experiences on the front lines 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.

A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic

A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic Book
Author : Jay C. Butler,Michael R. Fraser
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0190056819
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC The opioid crisis has devastated families and communities across the United States. Changes in policing and medical practices have been swift, but they've achieved only a modest impact on the fundamental causes of substance misuse and addiction. The necessity for upstream intervention is clear. But what does that look like? A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic does what only a public health approach can: offer credible, scalable, and empirically supported approaches to uprooting one of society's most pernicious challenges. It systemizes the core tenets of the public health approach to substance misuse and addiction, which alongside clinical approaches (prescription guidelines and monitoring, increased access to overdose-reversal medication, and medication-assisted treatment availability) offers a roadmap for end-to-end response to this diverse problem. Core elements of the public health approach, all covered here in practical terms, include: · How to support community-based, primary prevention of substance misuse and addiction in different settings and populations · How to effectively address the cultural, social, and environmental aspects of health that are driving the current epidemic · How governmental public health agencies play a significant role in responding to the epidemic, both in the field's traditional model of disease surveillance and control and in more directed approaches to health promotion (building community resilience; addressing the impact of adverse childhood events; mitigating the root causes of addiction) These frameworks offer a foundation for understanding, analyzing, and meaningfully impacting the burden of opioid misuse and addiction in any population or setting. A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic is a roadmap for meaningful change.

If You Love Me

If You Love Me Book
Author : Maureen Cavanagh
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2018-09-04
ISBN : 1250297354
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Maureen Cavanagh’s gripping memoir If You Love Me is the story of a mother who suddenly finds herself on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic as her daughter battles—and ultimately reckons with—substance use disorder. Fast-paced and heartwarming, devastating and redemptive, Maureen’s incredible odyssey into the opioid crisis—first as a parent, then as an advocate—is ultimately a deeply moving mother-daughter story. When Maureen and her ex-husband Mike see their daughter Katie’s needle track marks for the first time, it is a complete shock. But, slowly, the drug use explains everything—Katie’s constant exhaustion, erratic moods, and all those spoons that have gone missing from the house. Once Mike and Maureen get Katie into detox, Maureen goes to sleep that night hoping that in 48 hours she’ll have her daughter back. It’s not that simple. Like the millions of parents and relatives all over the country—some of whom she has helped through her nonprofit organization—Maureen learns that recovery is neither straightforward nor brief. She fights to save Katie’s life, breaking down doors on the seedy side of town with Mike, kidnapping Katie outside a convenience store, and battling the taboo around substance use disorder in her picturesque New England town. Maureen is launched into the shadowy world of overcrowded, for-profit rehabilitation centers that often prey on worried parents. As Katie runs away from one program after another, never outrunning her pain, Maureen realizes that even while she becomes an expert on getting countless men and women into detox and treatment centers, she remains powerless to save her own daughter. Maureen's unforgettable story brings the opioid crisis out of the shadows and into the house next door.

The Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis Book
Author : Sabine Cherenfant
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2019-07-15
ISBN : 1534505261
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Opioids are pain relievers that include legal drugs like morphine, fentanyl, and oxycodone and illegal drugs like heroin. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the opioid epidemic a public health crisis after 42,249 people in the United States died of opioid overdoses in 2016. Opioid prescription has been on the rise since the 1990s, when pharmaceutical companies asserted that the pain relievers were not addictive, though the tragic consequences have proven otherwise. This volume explores the history of the opioid crisis and solutions that have been proposed to fight this increasingly deadly epidemic.

The Opioid and Heroin Epidemic a Primer

The Opioid and Heroin Epidemic a Primer Book
Author : Sean J. Haley,Jennifer P. Wisdom
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release : 2020-10-02
ISBN : 1284173186
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Part of the Population Health Primer Series, Opioids and Population Health: A Primer provides a concise overview of the opioid crisis, leading the reader to explore what's been done to address this epidemic thusfar and consider what might be done more effectively using a population health approach. Written from a systems and public health perspective, Opioids and Population Health: A Primer begins with an overview of how drug use and addiction have been perceived and how prevention, intervention, and treatment services have been delivered in the U.S. It then reviews the epidemiology of opioid morbidity and mortality, historical framing of addiction, and addresses the government response to the epidemic. Finally, it explores the public health response to the epidemic and considers how a population health approach may better address the epidemic.

The Opioid Crisis A Reference Handbook

The Opioid Crisis  A Reference Handbook Book
Author : David E. Newton
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2018-07-11
ISBN : 1440864365
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive overview of opioid use throughout human history, current problems surrounding opioid abuse, and suggested approaches to solving these problems. • Provides a complete historical overview of opioid use in human societies • Contextualizes the crisis with a chronology of important events in the history of opioid use • Offers a strong collection of reference materials for use in further research on the topic • Discusses the synthetic and neurological chemistry of opioids and how different types have been used throughout history

The Opioid Epidemic Consumers and Healthcare Guide

The Opioid Epidemic Consumers and Healthcare Guide Book
Author : D Terrence Foster M D,D. Terrence Foster
Publisher : Global Health & Consortium
Release : 1919-01-29
ISBN : 9781732880405
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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PAPERBACK IS BLACK AND WHITE PRINT COPY (HARDCOVER IS COLOR PRINT COPY ): This book looks at how the opioid epidemic started and where we are now. We examined and explained the causes of the opioid epidemic and who are most likely responsible, as we look at prescription drugs and the doctors and providers who write these prescriptions. The impact of legal and illegal opioids and their contribution to the opioid epidemic are discussed. Also, non-opioid drugs, which are also a major contributing factor to the opioid epidemic, are considered. The significance of diversions of opioids and controlled substances are presented. The impact of the opioid epidemic on family and loved ones, including teens and young adults, is also presented, as well as some of the obstacles to available treatment. Appropriate medical, nonmedical intervention, and treatment as well as the obstacles faced by those of us who work with chronic and acute pain patients are elaborated on at length with an emphasis on addiction treatment, prevention. Alternative therapies such as marijuana, non-traditional treatments, and some controversial programs are also examined. The importance of naloxone is thoroughly discussed. As we move forward, we looked at what can be done, and some of the things that are being done in other countries that are helpful in their fight against the opioid crisis. We also looked at what is being done in our country by various sectors, including but not limited to the government, providers, and healthcare insurance companies. The importance of opioid use in our society is discussed, along with the need for continuing opioid treatment despite the number of deaths it has caused. This book provides a relatively simple approach to a very complex problem; as well as information that will create a better understanding for consumers, the public as a whole, and healthcare providers/physicians of some of the challenges involved with opioid use, treatment and addiction. This book is intended for consumers and the general public, as well as healthcare providers mainly engaged in primary care and service treatment of patients who are potential users of opioids, and those who are already on opioids and other controlled substances. Dr. D. Terrence Foster - Author.

Death in Mud Lick

Death in Mud Lick Book
Author : Eric Eyre
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-04-06
ISBN : 1982105321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A New York Times Editor’s Choice and Critic’s Top Pick * Edgar Allan Poe Award Finalist * A Lit Hub Best Book of The Year From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at the Charleston Gazette-Mail, a “powerful,” (The New York Times) urgent, and heartbreaking account of the corporate greed that pumped millions of pain pills into small Appalachian towns, decimating communities. In a pharmacy in Kermit, West Virginia, 12 million opioid pain pills were distributed in just three years to a town with a population of 382 people. One woman, after losing her brother to overdose, was desperate for justice. Debbie Preece’s fight for accountability for her brother’s death took her well beyond the Sav-Rite Pharmacy in coal country, ultimately leading to three of the biggest drug wholesalers in the country. She was joined by a crusading lawyer and by local journalist, Eric Eyre, who uncovered a massive opioid pill-dumping scandal that shook the foundation of America’s largest drug companies—and won him a Pulitzer Prize. Part Erin Brockovich, part Spotlight, Death in Mud Lick details the clandestine meetings with whistleblowers; a court fight to unseal filings that the drug distributors tried to keep hidden, a push to secure the DEA pill-shipment data, and the fallout after Eyre’s local paper, the Gazette-Mail, the smallest newspaper ever to win a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, broke the story. Eyre follows the opioid shipments into individual counties, pharmacies, and homes in West Virginia and explains how thousands of Appalachians got hooked on prescription drugs—resulting in the highest overdose rates in the country. But despite the tragedy, there is also hope as citizens banded together to create positive change—and won. “A product of one reporter’s sustained outrage [and] a searing spotlight on the scope and human cost of corruption and negligence” (The Washington Post) Eric Eyre’s intimate portrayal of a national public health crisis illuminates the shocking pattern of corporate greed and its repercussions for the citizens of West Virginia—and the nation—to this day.

On Pills and Needles

On Pills and Needles Book
Author : Rick Van Warner
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2018-01-16
ISBN : 1493412795
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When Rick Van Warner found himself searching abandoned buildings and dangerous streets looking for his missing son, he had no idea that the synthetic, pill-form heroin that had snared his teen was already killing so many. In the years of pain and heartache that followed as he tried to save his son from opioid addiction, Van Warner discovered what the American public is just now becoming aware of: opioids prescribed for even minor pain relief are so addictive that even a few days of use can create dependency. On Pills and Needles is a memoir that also serves as a wake-up call and crash course in opioid addiction. Through his harrowing personal story, Van Warner exposes the common causes of opioid addiction, effective and ineffective ways it has been treated, and how families can walk alongside loved ones who are dealing with the daily realities of addiction.

Fighting for Space

Fighting for Space Book
Author : Travis Lupick
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-02
ISBN : 9781551527123
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner, George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature Finalist, Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize (BC Book Prizes) Finalist, Vancouver Book Award North America is in the grips of a drug epidemic. While deaths across the continent soar, Travis Lupick's Fighting for Space explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city's response to the drug crisis. It tells the story of a grassroots group of addicts in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who waged a political street fight for two decades to transform how the city treats its most marginalized citizens. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, this group of residents from Canada's poorest neighbourhood organized themselves in response to a growing number of overdose deaths and demanded that addicts be given the same rights as any other citizen; against all odds, they eventually won. But just as their battle came to an end, fentanyl arrived and opioid deaths across North America reached an all-time high. It's prompted many to rethink the war on drugs. Public opinion has slowly begun to turn against prohibition, and policy-makers are finally beginning to look at addiction as a health issue as opposed to one for the criminal justice system. The previous epidemic in Vancouver sparked government action. Twenty years later, as the same pattern plays out in other cities, there is much that advocates for reform can learn from Vancouver's experience. Fighting for Space tells that story, with the same passionate fervor as the activists whose tireless work gave dignity to addicts and saved countless lives.

The Age of Fentanyl

The Age of Fentanyl Book
Author : Brodie Ramin
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2020-03-14
ISBN : 1459746724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Is there a way to end North America’s opioid epidemic? In The Age of Fentanyl, Brodie Ramin tells the story of the opioid crisis, showing us the disease and cure from his perspective as an addiction doctor working on the front lines. We meet his patients, hear from other addiction experts, and learn about the science and medicine of opioid addiction and its treatments. He shows us how addiction can be prevented, how knowledge can reduce stigma, and how epidemics can be beaten. Dr. Ramin brings the hopeful message that just as patients and health care workers rallied together to fight HIV one generation ago, a coalition of patients, advocates, scientists, doctors, and nurses is once again finding solutions and making plans to stem the overdose deaths, block the spread of fentanyl, and end the epidemic.

Empire of Pain

Empire of Pain Book
Author : Patrick Radden Keefe
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2021-04-20
ISBN : 1529063086
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Put simply, this book will make your blood boil . . . Keefe . . . paints a devastating portrait of a family consumed by greed and unwilling to take the slightest responsibility or show the least sympathy for what it wrought.' John Carreyrou, author of Bad Blood, in the New York Times The gripping and shocking story of three generations of the Sackler family and their roles in the stories of Valium and Oxycontin, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing. The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions – Harvard; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Oxford; the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations in the arts and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing Oxycontin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis-an international epidemic of drug addiction which has killed nearly half a million people. In this masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, Patrick Radden Keefe exhaustively documents the jaw-dropping and ferociously compelling reality. Empire of Pain is the story of a dynasty: a parable of 21st century greed.

Light Up the Night

Light Up the Night Book
Author : Travis Lupick
Publisher : The New Press
Release : 2022-01-04
ISBN : 1620976870
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A revelatory, moving narrative that offers a harrowing critique of the war on drugs from voices seldom heard in the conversation: drug users who are working on the front lines to reduce overdose deaths When the news began to break (and break) about the impending opioid epidemic, the story was reliably about despair, addiction, and death. As the story developed to include the criminal actions of Big Pharma, and the heartbreak of relatives who had lost loved ones to overdoses, it continued to leave out one vital perspective: that of the drug users fighting to live—and to help others live as well. Across the country, drug users are organizing themselves in response to the growing number of overdose deaths and demanding that addicts be given the same rights as other citizens. Set against the backdrop of the overdose crisis Light Up the Night provides an up-close look at how drug users navigate policies that criminalize them through the ongoing failed war on drugs. It chronicles a growing social change movement led by drug user activists whose goal is to save lives, end stigma, and inspire common sense policy-making. Told from embedded reporting focused on two local activists, Jess Tilley in Massachusetts and Louise Vincent in North Carolina, this is the story of the courageous people stepping in where the government’s public health policies have failed, standing on the front lines of the underground effort to help drug users use drugs safely, reduce harms, and live with dignity.

Heroin Addiction

Heroin Addiction Book
Author : Christopher J. Spinney
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2016-09-10
ISBN : 9781537396286
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Heroin addiction is EVERYWHERE today. Not many people can honestly say that they have not been effected in some way by today's HEROIN EPIDEMIC. The ins and outs of a Heroin addiction are a complicated mess. As a former addict, now an addict in active recovery, I share a certain personal insight into the realm of a Heroin addiction. I expose truths and realizations to the average layman of the how, why, and what to do with a Heroin addiction. I explain in depth what an addict faces, physically, emotionally and mentally while during active addiction. I also lay out the consequences both short and long term, as well as side effects which can be life long for both the addict and addicts loved ones.

Heroes of the Opioid Crisis Book

Heroes of the Opioid Crisis Book Book
Author : Marco Derhy
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019-09-15
ISBN : 9781693402807
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The greatest challenges we face are overcome when we come together as a nation to solve them. The opioid crisis is one of these challenges. This book documents my drive to discover not only the roots of this epidemic, but also the possible solutions to one of the most pressing issues our country is facing. Interviewing the most knowledgeable and experienced leaders in this fight, this book explores their motivations, inspirations, and plans of action in their mission to provide effective, long-lasting solutions to this crisis. I had the pleasure to not only gain invaluable insight on the forefront of this issue, but also to meet the heroes who are fighting this issue tirelessly every day to make sure it is defeated. The courage, hope, and wisdom they share has provided me and countless others the inspiration to keep fighting this fight until we, as a country, prevail. Together, we will keep fighting. Together, we will win this fight. The heroes in this book show us how. Marco Derhy

A Journey to Hope

A Journey to Hope Book
Author : Bill Spearn
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2019
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Journey to Hope book written by Bill Spearn, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Killing Season

Killing Season Book
Author : Peter Canning
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Release : 2021-04-06
ISBN : 1421439859
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Stripping away the stigma of addiction through stories that are hard-hitting, poignant, sad, confessional, funny, and overall, human, Killing Season will change minds about the epidemic, help obliterate stigma, and save lives.

Smokescreen

Smokescreen Book
Author : Kevin A. Sabet
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-04-20
ISBN : 1948677881
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the leading authority on marijuana—a man who has served as White House advisor on drugs to three different administrations and who NBC News once called “the prodigy of drug politics"—comes the remarkable and shocking exposé about how 21st century pot, today’s new and highly potent form of the drug, is on the rise, spreading rapidly across America by an industry intent on putting rising profits over public health. Smokescreen: What the Marijuana Industry Doesn't Want You to Know examines the inside story behind the headlines, containing accounts from Sabet’s time in the Obama administration to stunning revelations from whistleblowers speaking out for the first time. What it finds is how the marijuana industry is running rampant without proper oversight, leaving Americans’ health seriously at risk. Included are interviews with industry insiders who reveal the hidden dangers of a product they had once worshipped. Also contained in these pages are insights from a major underground-market dealer who admits that legalization is hastening the growth of the illicit drug trade. And more to the heart of the issue are the tragic stories of those who have suffered and died as a result of marijuana use, and in many cases, as a result of its mischaracterization. Readers will learn how power brokers worked behind the scenes to market marijuana as a miracle plant in order to help it gain widespread acceptance and to set the stage for the lucrative expansion of recreational pot. The author of this compelling first-person narrative leading the national fight against the legalization of cannabis through his nonprofit, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (aka SAM) is Kevin Sabet. As a policy advisor to everyone from county health commissioners to Pope Francis, and a frequent public speaker on television, radio and through other media outlets, his analysis is consistently relied upon by those who recognize what’s at stake as marijuana lobbyists downplay the risks of massive commercialization. A book several years in the making, filled with vivid characters and informed by hundreds of interviews and scores of confidential documents, Sabet's Smokescreen lays bare the unvarnished truth about marijuana in America.

Lifelines

Lifelines Book
Author : Dr. Leana Wen
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2021-07-27
ISBN : 1250186242
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From medical expert Leana Wen, MD., an insider’s account of public health and its crucial role—from opioid addiction to global pandemic—and an inspiring story of her journey from struggling immigrant to being one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People “Public health saved your life today—you just don’t know it,” is a phrase that Dr. Leana Wen likes to use. You don’t know it because good public health is invisible. It becomes visible only in its absence, when it is underfunded and ignored, a bitter truth laid bare as never before by the devastation of COVID-19. Leana Wen—emergency physician, former Baltimore health commissioner, CNN medical analyst, and Washington Post contributing columnist—has lived on the front lines of public health, leading the fight against the opioid epidemic, outbreaks of infectious disease, maternal and infant mortality, and COVID-19 disinformation. Here, in gripping detail, Wen lays bare the lifesaving work of public health and its innovative approach to social ills, treating gun violence as a contagious disease, for example, and racism as a threat to health. Wen also tells her own uniquely American story: an immigrant from China, she and her family received food stamps and were at times homeless despite her parents working multiple jobs. That child went on to attend college at thirteen, become a Rhodes scholar, and turn to public health as the way to make a difference in the country that had offered her such vast possibilities. Ultimately, Wen insists, it is public health that ensures citizens are not robbed of decades of life, and that where children live does not determine whether they live.