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The new heroin users

Author: Geoffrey Pearson
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY, USA : B. Blackwell, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The main aim of this book is to allow heroin users to speak for themselves, about their first encounter with heroin, about its effects on their lives and how they have tried to "come off" and "stay off". It offers a graphic picture of the personal consequences of this problem.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Pearson
ISBN: 0631153969 9780631153962 0631156216 9780631156215
OCLC Number: 15285142
Description: xi, 194 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 A heroin epidemic? Part 2 Friends not pushers: at the school gates; the initial offer; first steps; the early experience in the "grey area"- slippery slopes and dabblers, friendship falls apart, the first withdrawal; two women three friends; alternative routes and choices. Part 3 Decisions: sticking a needle in your arm; the decision to insert dealing, hustling and robbing; climbing back - "coming off" and "staying off".
Responsibility: Geoffrey Pearson.

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