In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency in response to the opioid-abuse crisis. This epidemic is an issue that affects many teenagers today across demographic categories. They've seen the damage that opioids can inflict on family and friends or may have used or abused opioids themselves. This informative title describes the effects of opioids on the body and how drug use can spiral into addiction. Teens are reassured that there are resources and coping strategies that can help them deal with the issue of opioid abuse in their lives.