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Drug Addiction & Substance Abuse

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  • Narcomaniaby Max Daly; Steve Sampson

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    A timely and gripping investigation of illegal drugs in the UK. Filled with fascinating and shocking case studies gathered over twenty years of investigative reporting, it explodes many of the myths and misconceptions about drug use, and makes a compelling case for a new way forward. Looking at the dealers, the users, the police and the politicians,... more...

  • Loss Of Innocenceby Carren Clem; Ron Clem

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.68

    The Clems were a family living the American dream until their fifteen-year-old daughter Carren became addicted to Meth. Within two months of first taking the highly addictive drug, Carren had moved out of the family home, spent her entire savings on Meth and resorted to stealing, dealing and prostitution to pay for her habit. Told from both Carren's... more...

  • Helping Substance-Abusing Women of Vulnerable Populationsby An-Pyng Sun

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 74.99

    Current research suggests that biology, psychology, culture, and social standing all contribute to alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems in women, yet few books show how to account for these factors during evaluation and treatment. Especially in terms of vulnerable populations, acknowledging these influences proves crucial to effective assessment... more...

  • My Name Is Angelby Rhea Coombs

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.27

    This moving memoir tells the story of how a young woman descended into the world of prostitution and drug abuse, yet found the strength to rebuild her life. Rhea Coombs's father is a convicted murderer and she grew up with a hippy mother who constantly moved house and lived in a succession of squats and communes before settling in Bristol. It was... more...

  • Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guideby James Swartz

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 110.00

    Substance Abuse in America: A Documentary and Reference Guide examines the history of U.S. drug policy chronologically, from the early 1900s through the current day, covering topics such as patent medicines, Prohibition, Reefer Madness, the psychedelic '60s, Nixon's War on Drugs, and the powerful warring Mexican drug cartels that currently threaten... more...

  • Det illegale stofmarked i Århusby Mette Findal Andreasen; Christian Lindholst; Elisabet Kaa

    Aarhus University Press 2008; US$ 11.21

    En undersøgelse af udbuddet af varer (narko og medicin) og sælgere og købere på stofmarkedet i Århus. Resultaterne er ofte overraskende og gør op med en del myter, som trives hos brugerne, såvel som hos politiet. more...

  • Party Timeby Shaun Attwood

    Mainstream Publishing 2013; US$ 12.68

    An action-packed roller-coaster account of a life spiralling out of control featuring wild women, gangsters and a mountain of drugs Shaun Attwood arrived in Phoenix, Arizona, a penniless business graduate from a small industrial town in England. Within a decade, he became a stock-market millionaire. But he was leading a double life. After... more...

  • 12 Steps That Can Save Your Lifeby Barb Rogers

    Red Wheel Weiser 2009; US$ 12.95

    Clean and sober twenty days or twenty years -- it makes no difference. We all need a little help every once in a while. Barb Rogers has been sober for a long time. And she knows that doesn’t make a difference -- what makes a difference is that she’s clean and sober today. Rogers' newest book offers true stories from real life people. Their addictions... more...

  • Get Upby Bucky Sinister

    Red Wheel Weiser 2008; US$ 14.95

    As an atheist with a background in fundamentalism, Bucky Sinister was skeptical of 12-step groups when the time came for him to get sober. He was afraid of losing his artistic abilities and had big problems with the higher power concept. In spite of his hesitations, he stuck with the program and it rewarded him greatly. In Get Up , he shares the... more...

  • Keep It Simple and Saneby Barb Rogers

    Red Wheel Weiser 2008; US$ 14.95

    Inspired by the 12-step saying, “Life is simple, it’s people who are complicated,” Barb Rogers points out in Keep It Simple and Sane that it’s pretty easy to tell ourselves lie upon lie as we explain away bad behavior associated with drugs, alcohol, food, sex, work…whatever, in an attempt to feel better about our complicated lies. And of course,... more...