Prescription Opioids

Affecting Lives

Affecting Lives: Drugs and Addiction
  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 7
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

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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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Narrative, Nonfiction
Category Social Studies
Copyright 2021
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Imprint Momentum
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-01-01
BISACS JNF053110, JNF053040
Dewey 362.29
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 6.5 x 9
Lexile 760
Guided Reading Level Z
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Phonetics, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources

  • 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
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.

Reviews

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… View →