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Title The prescription drug abuse epidemic : incidence, treatment, prevention, and policy / Ty S. Schepis, PhD, editor
Published Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 322 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Ty S. Schepis -- Opioids / Gregory B. Castelli and Winfred T. Frazier -- Stimulants / Christian J. Teter, Marcus Zavala, and Linh Tran -- Benzodiazepines / Michael Weaver -- Misuse and abuse of over-the-counter medicines / Richard Cooper -- Nonmedical prescription drug use in adolescents and young adults / Lian-Yu Chen, Alexander S. Perlmutter, Luis Segura, and [others] -- Misuse of prescription drugs among young adults / Mark Pawson and Brian C. Kelly -- Prescription drug misuse in older adults / Yu-Ping Chang -- Opioids: misuse and guideline-concordant use in pain management / William C. Becker and Joanna L. Starrels -- Opioids in the emergency setting / Travis L. Hase and Francesca L. Beaudoin -- Regulation of opioid medications in the United States / Kenneth Kemp Jr. and Martin Grabois -- Promoing prescription drug monitoring programs for population health: research and policy implications / David S. Fink, Julia P. Schleimer, Aaron Sarvet, and [others] -- Harm reduction approaches to opioids / Lucas Hill -- A comparison of recent trends in prescription drug misuse in the United States and the United Kingdom / Trevor Bennett, Katy Holloway, and Tom May -- Using health behavior theory to understand prescription drug misuse / Niloofar Bavarian, Sheena Cruz, and Ty S. Schepis -- Understanding nonmedical prescription drug use: the importance of criminological theory / Jason A. Ford and Alexis Yohros -- Conclusions / Ty S. Schepis
Summary "Prescription opioid medication abuse has been declared a national crisis by experts in medicine, substance use, public health, and pain management, culminating in a declaration made by the President of the United States that opioid misuse and abuse is a national health emergency. In this comprehensive text, expert scholars analyze and address a wide range of issues in, obstacles to, and potential solutions for this emergency, which caused more than 50,000 deaths in 2016 alone. It covers a variety of topics related to prescription misuse from both clinical and academic perspectives. After an opening containing background material on the most commonly misused medications, chapters examine subgroups engaged in misuse and special medical environments where misuse issues are key. They then cover U.S. policy, perspectives outside the U.S., and theories that may explain the misuse phenomena. This book will serve as a resource for students and professionals in fields related to prescription drug abuse--including psychology, sociology, medicine, and public policy--and is accessible to individuals not trained in these fields"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from electronic title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, May 14, 2019)
Subject Prescription Drug Misuse
Substance-Related Disorders
Drug abuse -- Political aspects -- United States
Drug abuse -- Treatment -- United States
Drug abuse -- United States
Medication abuse -- United States
Opioid abuse -- United States
Drug abuse -- Political aspects.
Drug abuse -- Treatment.
Drug abuse.
Medication abuse.
Opioid abuse.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
United States
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Schepis, Ty S., editor
LC no. 2018011814
ISBN 1440852650 (electronic bk.)
9781440852657 (electronic bk.)
(set ; alk. paper)