The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Incidence, Treatment, Prevention, and Policy

by
Ty S. Schepis Ph.D.editor

Ty S. Schepis, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Texas State University. He has been principal investigator on over $1 million in research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Incidence, Treatment, Prevention, and Policy

20180630

Praeger

Pages 336
Topics Health and Wellness

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The Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic: Incidence, Treatment, Prevention, and Policy

Author(s): Ty S. Schepis, PhD
Contributors: Schepis, Ty;
Abstract:

This overview of prescription drug abuse includes historical background, key concepts, and discussion of the prevalence of drug abuse, treatments, and policy issues implicated in ending the epidemic.


• Zooms in on legal and policy issues related to the ongoing opioid epidemic in the U.S., providing insight into current and potential actions to limit the epidemic

• Describes each prescription drug among the most commonly abused, for what it is prescribed, how it works, economic cost, and the damage that abuse of the drug may cause to both individual health and social wellbeing

• Identifies each of the most common groups of people who abuse prescription drugs, their motivations for doing so, and the special risks for each

• Addresses commonly co-abused drugs and the risks of using them concurrently

• Includes comparative text examining prescription drug abuse in Canada and the United Kingdom

Editor(s): Schepis, Ty;
SortTitle: prescription drug abuse epidemic: incidence, treatment, prevention, and policy
Keyword(s): Health and Wellness
Author Info:
Ty S. Schepis Ph.D.editor

Ty S. Schepis, PhD, is associate professor of psychology at Texas State University. He has been principal investigator on over $1 million in research grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 20180630

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