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Addicts who survived [electronic resource] : an oral history of narcotic use in America before 1965 / David Courtwright, Herman Joseph, and Don Des Jarlais ; with a new epilogue.

Author/Creator:
Courtwright, David T., 1952-
Publication:
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1989.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (433 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Drug abuse -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Drug addicts -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Drug addicts -- United States -- Biography.
Drug control -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The authors employ the techniques of oral history to penetrate the nether world of the drug user, giving us an engrossing portrait of life in the drug subculture during the ""classic"" era of strict narcotic control. Praise for the hardcover edition:""A momentous book which I feel is destined to become a classic in the category of scholarly narcotic books.""-Claude Brown, author of the bestseller, Manchild in the Promised Land.""The drug literature is filled with the stereotyped opinions of non-addicted, middle-class pundits who have had little direct contact
Contents:
Contents; Foreword to the 1989 Edition by Claude Brown; Acknowledgments; Alphabetical Table of Narratives; Introduction: The Classic Era of Narcotic Control; Part One: Becoming an Addict; 1. Turned On; 2. Hooked; 3. Hop; 4. The Needle; Part Two: In the Life; 5. Scoring; 6. Hustling; 7. Hooking; 8. Dealing; 9. Working; 10. Creating; 11. Busted; Part Three: Treatment; 12. The Clinics; 13. Lexington and Its Discontents; 14. Methadone Maintenance; Epilogue to the 1989 Edition: From Methadone to the Drug War; Epilogue to the 2012 Paperback Edition: America's Longest War; Appendix: The Interviews
GlossarySelect Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Des Jarlais, Don, 1945-
Joseph, Herman, 1931-
ISBN:
1-57233-976-4
1-283-94836-2
OCLC:
828423847