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Contemporary World Issues

For Ms. McLoughlin's class

Contemporary World Issues: Opioid Addiction


The Opioid Crisis. (2019). 30 mins. On Kanopy. Use your Weston user/password to view.

What causes opioid addiction, and why is it so tough to combat?. (2020). 8 mins.  Ted-ed. YouTube.


Resources for Families and Friends: Support resources in Massachusetts for families and friends of individuals at risk of opioid overdose.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a division of the US National Institutes of Health. NIDA conducts research on drug abuse in order to prevent addiction, improve treatment, and inform public policy on drug abuse. The institute's website offers descriptions of various types of prescription and recreational drugs; Nora's Blog, run by NIDA director Nora Volkow; research reports; and NIDA newsletters.