Heroin Addiction And The Opioid Pandemic
Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2017
Practice Level: Intermediate
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Jassin M. Jouria, MD
Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.
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In recent years, there has been an alarming increase in heroin use among both men and women, in virtually all age groups and at all socioeconomic levels. Some of the biggest increases have occurred in demographic groups which have historically shown a low level of heroin use, such as women, the privately insured, and those with high incomes. Studies show that heroin use has changed from an inner-city, minority and low income problem to one distributed primarily outside of large urban areas, reaching an epidemic level.
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- Discuss the prevalence of heroin use in the US
- Describe the methods of heroin use
- Explain the treatments used for heroin addiction
- Overview Of Addiction
- Heroin Addiction And DSM-5
- History Of Heroin
- Its Properties And Uses
- Methods Of Heroin Use
- The Problem Of Prescription Opioid Use And Heroin Addiction
- Treatment For A Substance Use Disorder And Addiction
- Heroin Toxicity
- Black Tar Heroin
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