The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases E Book

The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases E  Book
Author: Brianna L. Norton
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2020-10-25
ISBN 10: 0323683290
ISBN 13: 9780323683296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases E Book Book Review:

Offering timely guidance on the junction of the opioid crisis and infectious diseases, this practical handbook by Dr. Brianna L. Norton provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of a growing patient population. Infectious disease specialists are increasingly seeing patients who previously used opiods and now use intravenous drugs. Many challenges are unique to this patient population, including new and growing infections such as hepatitis C, endocarditis, HIV, and hepatitis B. The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases is an up-to-date, real-world guide that covers the scope of the problem, management guidelines, and much more. Describes the new landscape of the opioid crisis in the U.S. and its intersection with infectious diseases, including epidemiology, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and rural America, and more. Offers practical guidance on (OUD) and infectious co-morbidities like hepatitis C, STDs, endocarditis, HIV, and hepatitis B. Covers prevention, treatment, and harm reduction. Discusses OUD, infectious diseases, and the criminal justice system. Consolidates today’s available information and guidance into a single, convenient resource.

The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases

The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases
Author: Brianna L. Norton
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 9780323683289
ISBN 13: 0323683282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases Book Review:

Offering timely guidance on the junction of the opioid crisis and infectious diseases, this practical handbook by Dr. Brianna L. Norton provides concise yet comprehensive coverage of a growing patient population. Infectious disease specialists are increasingly seeing patients who previously used opiods and now use intravenous drugs. Many challenges are unique to this patient population, including new and growing infections such as hepatitis C, endocarditis, HIV, and hepatitis B. The Opioid Epidemic and Infectious Diseases is an up-to-date, real-world guide that covers the scope of the problem, management guidelines, and much more. Describes the new landscape of the opioid crisis in the U.S. and its intersection with infectious diseases, including epidemiology, Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and rural America, and more. Offers practical guidance on (OUD) and infectious co-morbidities like hepatitis C, STDs, endocarditis, HIV, and hepatitis B. Covers prevention, treatment, and harm reduction. Discusses OUD, infectious diseases, and the criminal justice system. Consolidates today's available information and guidance into a single, convenient resource.

Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics

Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2018-09-27
ISBN 10: 0309477948
ISBN 13: 9780309477949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics Book Review:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose, which averages one death every 12.5 minutes. Between 1999 and 2016, the number of drug overdoses catapulted by 300 percent, with injection drug use increasing by 93 percent between 2004 and 2014 and opioid-related hospital admissions increasing by 58 percent over the past decade. And an inexorable sequela of the opioid epidemic is the spread of infectious diseases. To address these infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis, a public workshop titled Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic was convened on March 12 and 13, 2018, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Participants discussed strategies to prevent and treat infections in people who inject drugs, especially ways to work efficiently though the existing public health and medical systems. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services

Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Examination of the Integration of Opioid and Infectious Disease Prevention Efforts in Select Programs
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN 10: 0309654491
ISBN 13: 9780309654494
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services Book Review:

Opioid use and infectious diseases are intertwined epidemics. Despite the fact that the United States is more than two decades into the opioid crisis - the cause of tens of thousands of deaths every year on its own - the health system has not sufficiently addressed the morbidity and mortality of drug use coupled with infectious diseases. This is at least in part due to traditional models of substance use disorder care wherein substance use disorder treatment is delivered independently of other medical care, thereby inhibiting the delivery of comprehensive care. As a result, the United States is experiencing a drastic increase in infectious diseases that spread with drug use. Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services examines current efforts to integrate care and describes barriers, such as inadequate workforce and training; lack of data integration and sharing; and stigma among people who use drugs and have also been diagnosed with an infectious disease. The conclusions and recommendations of this report will help to promote patient-centered, integrated programs to address this dual epidemic.

Infections in IV Drug Users An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America E Book

Infections in IV Drug Users  An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America  E Book
Author: Carlos Del Rio,Sandra Springer
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-08-31
ISBN 10: 0323777864
ISBN 13: 9780323777865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infections in IV Drug Users An Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America E Book Book Review:

Together with Consulting Editor, Dr. Helen Bucher, Guest Editors Dr. Carlos Del Rio and Dr. Sandra Springer have put together an important monograph that addresses infections in IV drug users. They have selected top experts to contribute clinical reviews for infectious disease physicians. Articles are devoted to the following topics: Medical and Surgical management of Infectious endocarditis in persons who use drugs; The Microbiology Laboratory and the Opioid epidemic; The Geography of Infectious Diseases Related to the Opioid Epidemic; Soft tissue, bone and joint infections related to illicit drug use; Management of opioid use disorder and infectious disease in the inpatient setting; Outpatient antimicrobial and OUD management in persons who use drugs; Novel approaches to antimicrobials for injection drug use associated infections; HCV treatment and reinfection risk in persons who use drugs on medication treatment for OUD: A systematic review in CJS settings; Treating opioid use disorder and related infectious diseases in the criminal justice system; Harm reduction services to prevent and treat infectious disease in persons who use drugs; Improving the management of patients with chronic opioid therapy in the outpatient setting; The Global Task Force for Chronic Pain in People Living with HIV (PLWH): Developing a research agenda in an emerging field; and Lessons learned from the response to the HIV epidemic that can inform addressing the opioid epidemic. Readers will come away with the clinical information they need to treat and improve outcomes in these patients.

Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics

Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9780309477956
ISBN 13: 0309477956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics Book Review:

"According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 115 Americans die each day from an opioid overdose, which averages one death every 12.5 minutes. Between 1999 and 2016, the number of drug overdoses catapulted by 300 percent, with injection drug use increasing by 93 percent between 2004 and 2014 and opioid-related hospital admissions increasing by 58 percent over the past decade. And an inexorable sequela of the opioid epidemic is the spread of infectious diseases. To address these infectious disease consequences of the opioid crisis, a public workshop titled Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic was convened on March 12 and 13, 2018, by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Participants discussed strategies to prevent and treat infections in people who inject drugs, especially ways to work efficiently though the existing public health and medical systems. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop"--Publisher's description

Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services

Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Examination of the Integration of Opioid and Infectious Disease Prevention Efforts in Select Programs
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN 10: 0309663474
ISBN 13: 9780309663472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services Book Review:

Opioid use and infectious diseases are intertwined epidemics. Despite the fact that the United States is more than two decades into the opioid crisis - the cause of tens of thousands of deaths every year on its own - the health system has not sufficiently addressed the morbidity and mortality of drug use coupled with infectious diseases. This is at least in part due to traditional models of substance use disorder care wherein substance use disorder treatment is delivered independently of other medical care, thereby inhibiting the delivery of comprehensive care. As a result, the United States is experiencing a drastic increase in infectious diseases that spread with drug use. Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services examines current efforts to integrate care and describes barriers, such as inadequate workforce and training; lack of data integration and sharing; and stigma among people who use drugs and have also been diagnosed with an infectious disease. The conclusions and recommendations of this report will help to promote patient-centered, integrated programs to address this dual epidemic.

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2017-09-28
ISBN 10: 0309459575
ISBN 13: 9780309459570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic Book Review:

Drug overdose, driven largely by overdose related to the use of opioids, is now the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States. The ongoing opioid crisis lies at the intersection of two public health challenges: reducing the burden of suffering from pain and containing the rising toll of the harms that can arise from the use of opioid medications. Chronic pain and opioid use disorder both represent complex human conditions affecting millions of Americans and causing untold disability and loss of function. In the context of the growing opioid problem, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched an Opioids Action Plan in early 2016. As part of this plan, the FDA asked the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to convene a committee to update the state of the science on pain research, care, and education and to identify actions the FDA and others can take to respond to the opioid epidemic, with a particular focus on informing FDA's development of a formal method for incorporating individual and societal considerations into its risk-benefit framework for opioid approval and monitoring.

Infections in IV Drug Users an Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America

Infections in IV Drug Users  an Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
Author: Carlos Del Rio,Sandra Springer
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN 10: 9780323777858
ISBN 13: 0323777856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infections in IV Drug Users an Issue of Infectious Disease Clinics of North America Book Review:

Together with Consulting Editor, Dr. Helen Bucher, Guest Editors Dr. Carlos Del Rio and Dr. Sandra Springer have put together an important monograph that addresses infections in IV drug users. They have selected top experts to contribute clinical reviews for infectious disease physicians. Articles are devoted to the following topics: Medical and Surgical management of Infectious endocarditis in persons who use drugs; The Microbiology Laboratory and the Opioid epidemic; The Geography of Infectious Diseases Related to the Opioid Epidemic; Soft tissue, bone and joint infections related to illicit drug use; Management of opioid use disorder and infectious disease in the inpatient setting; Outpatient antimicrobial and OUD management in persons who use drugs; Novel approaches to antimicrobials for injection drug use associated infections; HCV treatment and reinfection risk in persons who use drugs on medication treatment for OUD: A systematic review in CJS settings; Treating opioid use disorder and related infectious diseases in the criminal justice system; Harm reduction services to prevent and treat infectious disease in persons who use drugs; Improving the management of patients with chronic opioid therapy in the outpatient setting; The Global Task Force for Chronic Pain in People Living with HIV (PLWH): Developing a research agenda in an emerging field; and Lessons learned from the response to the HIV epidemic that can inform addressing the opioid epidemic. Readers will come away with the clinical information they need to treat and improve outcomes in these patients.

Identifying Safety net Resources at Health Centers to Prevent Infectious Disease Transmission Resulting from the Opioid Epidemic

Identifying Safety net Resources at Health Centers to Prevent Infectious Disease Transmission Resulting from the Opioid Epidemic
Author: Joshua Breslau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1110462549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identifying Safety net Resources at Health Centers to Prevent Infectious Disease Transmission Resulting from the Opioid Epidemic Book Review:

The Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asked the RAND Corporation to conduct an exploratory study examining the factors that affect the ability of Community Health Centers (CHCs) to reduce transmission of infectious diseases related to the opioid epidemic. The emphasis is on rural areas, which have suffered disproportionately from the opioid epidemic and lack resources to address the complex social and medical issues related to opioid use, opioid use disorder, and risk for infectious diseases. Discussions were held with staff from eight CHCs, selected from the 102 CHCs in counties that prior research has identified as being at high risk for opioid-use related transmission of infectious diseases. The content of these discussions was summarized to identify the major challenges that CHCs face in preventing and treating infectious diseases and the strategies that they employ to overcome these strategies.

Infectious Diseases and Substance Abuse

Infectious Diseases and Substance Abuse
Author: Herman Friedman,Thomas W. Klein,Mauro Bendinelli
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2006-05-28
ISBN 10: 0306486881
ISBN 13: 9780306486883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infectious Diseases and Substance Abuse Book Review:

The use of recreational drugs of abuse by large numbers of individuals in this country and abroad has aroused serious concerns about the consequences of this activity. For example, it is recognized that marijuana is currently widely used as a recreational drug in the United States as well as other countries. Similarly, abuse of cocaine, especially crack cocaine, is considered to be an epidemic. “The war on drugs” by the US Government was directly aimed at the illicit use of cocaine, marijuana, and opiates as well as other drugs of abuse. Furthermore, alcohol is also considered a major problem of abuse in this country as well as in many other countries. It is estimated there are at least 10 million alcoholics in the United States alone. A signi?cant portion of those hospitalized with infectious diseases are alcoholics. Similarly, there have been many reports of association between marijuana use and increased susceptibility to infection as well as a re- tion between use of opiates and infections. The relationship between drug abuse and increased incidence of various infections has stimulated increased investi- tion of whether and how such drugs affect immune function, especially imp- tant for resistance against infectious agents. During the last decades, a wide variety of studies have shown that drugs of abuse, including marijuana, cocaine, or opiates, as well as alcohol, alter both neurophysiological as well as pathological responses of individuals.

A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic

A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic
Author: BUTLER & FRASER (EDS)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9780190056841
ISBN 13: 0190056843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic Book Review:

Few contributions to the field concerning the current opioid crisis in the United States focus sufficient attention on the public health aspects of the epidemic and share examples that practitioners can use to prevent opioid use disorder and the broader issues of substance misuse and addiction. A great deal of prior published work has concentrated on health care and clinical perspectives related to the crisis, including developing prescribing guidelines, enhancing prescription drug monitoring programs, scaling up access to overdose reversal medication, and making medication-assisted treatment more widely available nationwide. This text adds to and complements this prior work by addressing the central tenets of the public health approach to the opioid crisis.

A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic

A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic
Author: Jay C. Butler,Michael R. Fraser
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-10-02
ISBN 10: 0190056835
ISBN 13: 9780190056834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Public Health Guide to Ending the Opioid Epidemic Book Review:

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.

Fighting for Space

Fighting for Space
Author: Travis Lupick
Publsiher: arsenal pulp press
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2018-06-05
ISBN 10: 1551527138
ISBN 13: 9781551527130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fighting for Space Book Review:

North America is in the grips of a drug epidemic; with the introduction of fentanyl, the chances of a fatal overdose are greater than ever, prompting 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. While deaths across the continent continue to climb, 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. Over the past twenty-five years, this group of residents from Canada's poorest neighborhood organized themselves in response to the 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. The "genocide" in Vancouver finally 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—including case studies in Ohio, Florida, New York, California, Massachusetts, and Washington state—with the same passionate fervor as the activists whose tireless work gave dignity to addicts and saved countless lives.

Opioid Dependence

Opioid Dependence
Author: Heath B. McAnally
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2017-10-07
ISBN 10: 3319474979
ISBN 13: 9783319474977
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opioid Dependence Book Review:

The book begins with a public health/epidemiologic examination of the situation, with a systematic view of the problem based on classic (infectious disease) epidemiologic principles applied to this behavioral health issue. This application is expanded to take into account the fact that unlike most epidemics in our species’ history, a unique factor that must be accounted for in any public health analysis is that the host (opioid-dependent/misusing patient) is generally not under sufficiently strong motivation to avoid the disease. The introduction concludes with a survey of recent containment approaches, categorized epidemiologically by target (agent, vector, host.) The remainder of the book is organized according to this framework, addressing agent, vector/transmission and host, respectively. Sections Three and Four comprise the major focus of the book, and are dedicated primarily to practical education for primary care providers in preventing opioid use disorder, and overcoming it after the fact.

Lifelines

Lifelines
Author: Dr. Leana Wen
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-07-27
ISBN 10: 1250186242
ISBN 13: 9781250186249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lifelines Book Review:

From medical expert Leana Wen, MD, Lifelines is 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 possibilities. Ultimately, she 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.

From Compartments to Networks

From Compartments to Networks
Author: Cora Lynn Bernard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1062350474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Compartments to Networks Book Review:

The opioid abuse epidemic in the United States calls for new and cost-effective policies to address the rise of morbidity and mortality associated with drug injection. This dissertation explores how, and the extent to which, mathematical modeling can inform policy interventions surrounding HIV for people who inject drugs (PWID). First, we develop a dynamic compartmental model empirically calibrated to the US HIV epidemic to assess the cost-effectiveness of HIV preexposure chemoprophylaxis (PrEP) for PWID. We identify the optimal delivery scenario for PrEP but nonetheless find that it is not likely to be cost-effective. Next, we consider PrEP within a context of other HIV interventions. We find that an optimal portfolio of opioid agonist therapy (OAT), needle syringe exchange programs, and test and treat programs can deliver greater health benefit for less cost than PrEP. Although PrEP averts more infection than OAT, OAT provides more value because of its immediate quality of life improvements for an individual with high competing mortality risks. Finally, to explore how structural modeling assumptions influence policy conclusions, we perform a case study of a potential HIV vaccination across a family of linked models. We find that aggregating individuals into compartments biases us towards intervention, an effect most pronounced when targeting to smaller populations. Parameter complexity, although it has little effect on network models in this context, can mitigate overestimation effects in compartmental models.

America s Dangerous Syndemic

America s Dangerous Syndemic
Author: J. Stephen Morrison,Lillian Dattilo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1018174311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Dangerous Syndemic Book Review:

In recent years, the United States has experienced substantial reductions in new HIV infections. Since the introduction in late 2013 of a safe and effective direct-acting antiviral, almost 1 million Americans have been cured of hepatitis C. Today, the opioid epidemic threatens a reversal of hard-won gains against blood-borne infectious disease. Approximately 10,000 Americans died of HIV and 20,000 of hepaititis C in 2014. The future trajectory of HIV in the United States is uncertain, and hepatitis C cases, once declining, are on the rise. The vast majority of new hepatitis C infections in the United States are due to drug use.

Killing Season

Killing Season
Author: Peter Canning
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN 10: 1421439859
ISBN 13: 9781421439853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killing Season Book Review:

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.

The Opioid Epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic
Author: Yngvild Olsen,Joshua M. Sharfstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-05-01
ISBN 10: 0190916052
ISBN 13: 9780190916053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Opioid Epidemic Book Review:

The opioid epidemic is responsible for longest sustained decline in U.S. 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 2 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 readers 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 reader -- and for the individuals and families fighting this fight in their own lives.