Addicts who survived : an oral history of narcotic use in America before 1965 (eBook, 1989) [WorldCat.org]
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Addicts who survived : an oral history of narcotic use in America before 1965

Author: David T Courtwright; Don Des Jarlais; Herman Joseph
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Courtwright, David T., 1952-
Addicts who survived.
Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©1989
(DLC) 88020583
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David T Courtwright; Don Des Jarlais; Herman Joseph
ISBN: 9781572339767 1572339764 1283948362 9781283948364
OCLC Number: 847549224
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 416 pages) : illustrations
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
Responsibility: David Courtwright, Herman Joseph, and Don Des Jarlais ; with a new epilogue.

Abstract:

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

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