The Opioid Epidemic by Yngvild Olsen audiobook

The Opioid Epidemic: What Everyone Needs to Know

By Yngvild Olsen  and Joshua M. Sharfstein
Read by Laural Merlington

Tantor Audio 9780190916022
9.06 Hours Unabridged
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The opioid epidemic is responsible for longest sustained decline in US life expectancy since the time of World War I and the Great Influenza. In 2017, nearly 50,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose—with an estimated two million more living with 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 listeners 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 in the crosshairs of this epidemic, this book is a critical resource for any general listener—and for the individuals and families fighting this fight in their own lives.

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The opioid epidemic is responsible for longest sustained decline in US life expectancy since the time of World War I and the Great Influenza. In 2017, nearly 50,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose—with an estimated two million more living with 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 listeners 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 in the crosshairs of this epidemic, this book is a critical resource for any general listener—and for the individuals and families fighting this fight in their own lives.

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Author Bio: Yngvild Olsen

Author Bio: Yngvild Olsen

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Author Bio: Joshua M. Sharfstein

Author Bio: Joshua M. Sharfstein

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Psychology
Runtime: 9.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English