Opioids Facts Parents Need To Know: How Can I Prevent My Child From Getting Involved with Opioids?

Opioids Facts Parents Need To Know: How Can I Prevent My Child From Getting Involved with Opioids?
Title:
Opioids Facts Parents Need To Know: How Can I Prevent My Child From Getting Involved with Opioids?
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Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
017-040-00564-4
ISBN:
9780160952227
Description

Why should parents and mentors of children and teens be concerned about opiods? 

In this booklet, you will find information that provides facts about opioids and their potential harmful effects. Key sections of this resource include:

  • A Letter to Parents
  • Talking to Your Kids: Communicating the Risks
  • Want to Know More? Some FAQs about Opioids
  • Starting the Conversation
  • Other Useful Resources
  • You will also find the information presented in an easy-to-understand questions and answers format.   Graphics and charts are included to provide some relevant statistics about this important topic. 

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Table of Contents

A Letter to Parents..............................................................................................................................................1
I. Talking to Your Kids: Communicating the Risks................................ ..........................................................5
Did you know?...................................................................................................................................................6
Opioid misuse can have lasting effects..............................................................................................................6
Opioids can be addictive...................................................................................................................................6
Opioid use can affect every area of your teen’s life.........................................................................................6
II. Want to know more? Some FAQs about Opioids....................................................................................... 7
What are opioids?............................................................................................................................................7
What is heroin?................................................................................................................................................7
What is the connection between prescription opioids and heroin?.................................................................8
What are the effects of heroin on the brain, body, and behavior?..................................................................8
What are the most commonly used prescription opioids?.............................................................................9
How do opioids affect the brain and make people feel high?........................................................................9
What are the health effects of opioids?..........................................................................................................9
How do people use opioids?........................................................................................................................ 10
How many teens misuse opioids?................................................................................................................ 12
Why do young people use opioids?............................................................................................................. 13
How can I prevent my child from misusing opioids?................................................................................. 14
Can my teen take someone else’sprescription opioids if he or she is injured?........................................... 14
I’ve heard of something called fentanyl. What is that?.............................................................................. 14
How can I tell if my child has been misusing opioids?.............................................................................. 15
Can my child use opioids if she is pregnant?................................................. ............................................15
What is dependence and how is it different from addiction?..................................................................... 15
Can opioid addiction be treated?............................................................................................................... 16
Can you overdose on opioids?.................................................................................................................. 16
Withdrawal symptoms.............................................................................................................................. 17
Can you stop an opioid overdose as it is happening?............................................................................... 18
What is being done to address the opioid overdose crisis?....................................................................... 19
III. Starting the Conversation.................................................................................................................... 21
IV. Other Useful Resources....................................................................................................................... 23
 

Audience

This content ,produced by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, is targeted primarily to parents, but may provide some awarensess to teachers and counselors as well. 

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$5.00
International Price:
$7.00
Publisher:
Health and Human Services Dept., National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Key Phrases:
  • Opioids
  • Overdoses
  • Drug Abuse
  • Addiction
  • What Are the Short-Term Effects of Opioid Use?
  • How Can I Prevent My Child From Getting Involved With Opioids?
  • How Do Opioids Affect Driving?
Weight:
0.1875
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
07/19/2019
Last Status Update:
09/12/2019
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