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  • American Desperadoby Jon Roberts; Evan Wright

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    In 2008 veteran journalist Evan Wright, acclaimed for his New York Times bestselling book Generation Kill and co-writer of the Emmy-winning HBO series it spawned , began a series of conversations with super-criminal Jon Roberts, star of the fabulously successful documentary Cocaine Cowboys.  Those conversations would last three years, during... more...

  • Light the Darknessby Tai-lok Lui

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2001; US$ 40.00

    The Hong Kong Red Cross is a voluntary organisation dedicated to the promotion of humanitarian work in Hong Kong. Over the years, members and volunteers of the Hong Kong Red Cross have worked tirelessly to provide assistance to people in need - appealing for donations in aid of victims, promoting blood drives as well as organizing volunteer activities. more...

  • The Romanticby Kate Holden

    The Text Publishing Company 2010; US$ 24.95

    Kate Holden's bestselling memoir In My Skin told the gripping story of her slide into heroin addiction and prostitution-and her gruelling recovery. The Romantic tells what happened next. When Kate decides to leave her past behind in Melbourne, it is the beginning of a new journey. In the ruins of Rome and the piazzas of Naples, through poetry... more...

  • Cultural Encyclopedia of LSDby Wayne Glausser

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    Albert Hoffman first synthesized LSD on November 16, 1938. When he accidentally absorbed a small quantity through his fingertips in 1943, he began a wave of experimentation that would reach its cultural heights in the academic and political mischief of Timothy Leary, the "acid tests" of the Merry Pranksters, and the musical experimentation... more...

  • A Million Little Piecesby James Frey

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 17.48

    James Frey wakes up on a plane, with no memory of the preceding two weeks. His face is cut and his body is covered with bruises. He has no wallet and no idea of his destination. He has abused alcohol and every drug he can lay his hands on for a decade - and he is aged only twenty-three. What happens next is one of the most powerful and extreme... more...

  • The Doper Next Doorby Andrew Tilin

    Counterpoint 2011; US$ 25.00

    What happens to a regular guy who dopes? Surprised to learn that pro athletes aren?t the only ones taking performance-enhancing substances, journalist Andrew Tilin goes in search of the average juicing Joe, hoping to find a few things out: Why would normal people take these substances? Where do folks get them? Does the stuff really work? But these... more...

  • The War on Drugsby Alan Marzilli; David L Hudson

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 35.00

    The policies of the United States government regarding illegal drug use have created controversy for decades. Policymakers have long disagreed over the costs of illegal drug use, the best ways to combat its impact on society, and even whether the "war" is worth fighting anymore. This new book provides historical context to the war on drugs... more...

  • Rauchen zwischen Sucht und Genussby Birgitta Kolte

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 49.99

    Birgitta Kolte überprüft die Plausibilität des Suchtkonzeptes im Tabakbereich durch problemzentrierte Interviews mit KonsumentInnen und erhebt in diesem Zusammenhang zugleich die Morphologie differenter Gebrauchsmuster. Hierbei sind einerseits sogenannte "kontrollierte" oder auch genussorientierte Konsummuster von besonderem Interesse; andererseits... more...

  • Soziale Konstruktionen des Drogenkonsums und Soziale Arbeitby Michael Schabdach

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 49.99

    Der Konsum psychoaktiver Substanzen stellt eine Verhaltensweise dar, die je nach historischem, kulturellem und situationalem Kontext unterschiedlich bewertet wird. In heutigen Gesellschaften kann Drogengebrauch als moralisches Fehlverhalten, als Krankheit, als Folge von Armut und Sozialisationsdefiziten oder als risikobehafteter Lebensstil interpretiert... more...

  • Innovative Hilfe- und Leistungsangebote in der Drogenhilfeby Frank Sichau; Peter Schay

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 39.99

    Für die Bereiche Beratung, Betreuung und Behandlung in der Drogenhilfe zeigt dieser Band Möglichkeiten der inhaltlichen Weiterentwicklung auf, die dazu beitragen können, den sich stetig verändernden Leistungsanforderungen der Klientel und der Leistungsträger gerecht zu werden. In den Beiträgen werden die theoretischen Hintergründe und die praktischen... more...