What?s Drug Abuse?
As the opioid epidemic continues to spread throughout the United States, words such as "addiction" and "overdose" are often in the news. These words may be unfamiliar and frightening to young people, but readers are given the tools to better understand what they mean in this exploration of the causes and effects of drug abuse, as well as various plans to combat this growing problem. This difficult topic is presented in a sensitive way, with important information provided through accessible main text and fact boxes. Carefully chosen photographs and a helpful graphic organizer enhance this essential reading experience.