Spring '21

Prescription Opioids

Affecting Lives

From the Set Affecting Lives: Drugs and Addiction

Introduces young readers to the dangers of a prescription opioid addiction and shows ways that users have found help. Learn about the physical and mental effects of prescription opioid abuse and its negative impact on lives. Additional features include a Fast Facts spread, an infographic, critical thinking questions, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

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  • Fast Facts
  • Taking Opioids Illegally
  • Prescription Opioids to Heroin
  • Impact on Families
  • A Doctor’s Addiction
  • Think About It
  • Glossary
  • To Learn More
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index
  • About the Author
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Dewey 362.29
Lexile 760
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level Z
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503844902, 9781503847651
Copyright 2021, 2021
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 6.5 x 9, 6.5 x 9
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Affecting Lives: Drugs and Addiction from School Library Journal on April 1, 2021

This series tells the stories of people with addictions and how they recover. These books are not focused on statistics or the science behind the drugs. Instead, they serve as examples for readers about how people start using drugs, become addicted, and find the help to quit. The people in the stories may resist treatment at first, but their desire to regain control of their lives leads them to therapy. These hi-lo books will serve as examples for younger teens about how addiction affects your life. This series is not intended for scientific, legal, or statistical information, but rather for social and emotional support for young teens who are exposed to drugs. ­VERDICT A solid purchase for teens who are considering drugs, already doing drugs, or looking for support to help a loved one with an addiction.

Author: Jeanne Marie Ford

Jeanne Marie Ford is an Emmy-winning TV scriptwriter who holds a master of fine arts degree in writing for children from Vermont College. She has written numerous children's books and articles. Ford also teaches college English. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two children.