Opioid addiction is the biggest drug abuse epidemic in US history. Through a narrative-driven pro/con format-supported by relevant facts, quotes, anecdotes, and full-color illustrations-this title examines issues related to opioid abuse. Topics include: Should opioids be used to treat chronic pain? Who is responsible for the opioid epidemic? Can regulating opioid prescriptions prevent their abuse? Can medical marijuana prevent opioid abuse?