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  • PATTY'S STORY: Get Real!: Straight Talk About Drugs by Berger, Gilda.
    Berger, Gilda.
    PATTY'S STORY: Get Real!: Straight Talk About Drugs

    Edition: First printing.

    Brookfield, CT.: Milbrook Press, 1991, dj. Hardcover first edition - Photograhs By Barbara Kirk. Written for young adults, this tells the story (in her own words) of a young black woman, raised in a foster home and sexually abused by her foster father, who turned to drugs as an escape and is currently trying to rebuild her life. 63 pages. ISBN: 1-878841041.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and missing front endpaper, but in a very good dj (spine label on dj)

    Book ID: 21939
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  • Bowden, Mark.
    FINDERS KEEPERS.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002. SIGNED first edition - The incredible story of an unemployed dock worker in Philadelphia, living with his mother, struggling to support a drug habit, whose life changed forever when he found $1. 2 million which had fallen out of the back of an armored truck. 209 pp. SIGNED on the title page.

    Condition: Fine in printed gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 31235
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  • Bowden, Mark.
    FINDERS KEEPERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - The incredible story of an unemployed dock worker in Philadelphia, living with his mother, struggling to support a drug habit, whose life changed forever when he found $1. 2 million which had fallen out of the back of an armored truck. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-859x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36791
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  • FINDERS KEEPERS. by Bowden, Mark.
    Bowden, Mark.
    FINDERS KEEPERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2002. dj. Hardcover first edition - The incredible story of an unemployed dock worker in Philadelphia, living with his mother, struggling to support a drug habit, whose life changed forever when he found $1. 2 million which had fallen out of the back of an armored truck. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-859x.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (spotting to bottom edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 75210
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  • Cortina, Frank Michael.
    FACE TO FACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Columbia University Press, 1972. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of treating four, long-dependent, apparently unreachable, drug addicts - Roxy, a 52 year old heroin addict and con man; Mae, a discarded prostitute; Gerard, who clings to silence; and Connie who uses words to hide and distort reality. 301 pp. ISBN: 0-231036353.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39355
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  • LIVING JONATHAN'S LIFE: A Doctor's Descent Into Darkness and Addiction. by Davis, Scott M., M.D,
    Davis, Scott M., M.D,
    LIVING JONATHAN'S LIFE: A Doctor's Descent Into Darkness and Addiction.

    Edition: First edition

    Deerfield Beach, FL Health Communications (2007). SIGNED first edition - "A true story of identical twin brothers, each fighting similar physical and emotional battles. One would lose his life; the other would nearly self-destruct." SIGNED by the author and dated on the title page. Appendices on resources available. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-7573-06497.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60739
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  • THE ADDICTED SOCIETY: Pleasure-Seeking and Punishment Revisited. by Fort, Joel M. D.
    Fort, Joel M. D.
    THE ADDICTED SOCIETY: Pleasure-Seeking and Punishment Revisited.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grove Press, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - An update to his classic study, "The Pleasure Seekers" this begins with the question "Does anyone care?" and goes on to describe a society where addictive substances -including legal ones like alcohol, caffeine and nicotine - are increasingly a part of our society. He points out the criminalization of just a small portion of these substances and the application of drug laws hide the real issue - one which is becoming more obvious now that addiction to prescription opiates is becoming one of the pressing health issues in the US. Bibliography, index. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-949522346.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72794
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  • THE FIX: INSIDE THE WORLD DRUG TRADE. by Freemantle, Brian.
    Freemantle, Brian.
    THE FIX: INSIDE THE WORLD DRUG TRADE.

    Edition: First edition

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - An investigative report on drug trafficking in America and throughout the world - primarily that of heroin - produced with the cooperation of President Reagan's White House, the FBI, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Coast Guard and the British and Irish police and other drug monitoring agencies around the world. Glossary of drug terms, sources, bibliography, index. 351 pp. ISBN: 0-312-932448.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60170
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  • Gagliano, Joseph.
    COCA PROHIBITION IN PERU: The Historical Debates.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at four centuries of debate over the coca leaf - from the time of the Spanish conquest through modern days. Map, extensive notes, bibliography, index. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-8165-14453.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 26412
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  • UP TIGHT! by Gimenez, John, with Char Meredith.
    Gimenez, John, with Char Meredith.
    UP TIGHT!

    Edition: First edition.

    Waco, Texas: Word Books, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The dust jacket cover promises "Entranced by narcotics... sordid sex... an empty life ahead." Memoir of a reformed drug addictI , John Gimenez, a Puerto Rican from the Bronx, who survived drug addiction and prison to found a ministry with his wife Anne. Includes a two-page 'Junkie's Glossary' at the beginning of the book 167 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38740
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  • EASY MONEY. by Goddard, Donald.
    Goddard, Donald.
    EASY MONEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - In the early 70s with the supply of heroin virtually dried up on the streets two cocaine smugglers saw a chance for "easy money." George Ramos, a Cuban American conspired with Frank Matthews to smuggle into the United States a shipment of European heroin worth one hundred million dollars on the streets. Although the feds got wind of their scheme (in fact Ramos turned government witness and provides much of the information included here) this book sheds light on the enormously lucrative drug business of the Spanish and Black "mafias." 366 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 85396
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  • THE MARIJUANA SMOKERS. by Goode, Erich.
    Goode, Erich.
    THE MARIJUANA SMOKERS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Basic Books, (1970). Hardcover first edition - A book which makes the argument that our marijuana laws must change - over 40 years before there was significant changes. Foreword by Alfred R. Lindesmith. Glossary, index. x, 340 pp. ISBN: 0-46504381X.

    Condition: Very near fine in black cloth with white lettering on the spine, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76229
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  • THE PSYCHEDELIC TEACHER: Drugs, Mysticism, and Schools. by Gotz, Ignacio L.
    Gotz, Ignacio L.
    THE PSYCHEDELIC TEACHER: Drugs, Mysticism, and Schools.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Westminster Press, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Beginning with his claim that drug ÔuseÕ should not automatically be considered ÔabuseÕ, this is a generally positive view of psychedelic drug use arguing that teachers and schools should help students integrate their drug experiences as a normal part of their search for identity. Gotz, who was educated in India, as well as the United States, feels that western civilization has lost touch with the mysticism that used to be found in Christianity. A significant book on the topic and very hard to find, especially in hardcover. Includes extensive notes, bibliography. 155 pp. ISBN: 0-664-209238.

    Condition: Just about fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 28990
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  • POISONER IN CHIEF: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control. by Kinzer, Stephen,
    Kinzer, Stephen,
    POISONER IN CHIEF: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (2019) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the man who oversaw the CIAs secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and 60s, a story which was only to be pieced together after Gottlieb's death. "As the head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace - including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. His experiments spread LSD across the United States, making him a hidden godfather of the 1960s counterculture. For years he was the chief supplier of spy tools used by CIA officers around the world." Photographs, extensive notes, bibliography, index. 354 pp. ISBN: 978-1250140432.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 86358
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  • Louria, Donald B., M.D .
    THE DRUG SCENE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - Discusses the negative effects of drugs -both physical and social. Glossary, bibliography. 214 pp.

    Condition: Good in Very Good dust jacket (boards slightly bent, creases to dj flaps.)

    Book ID: 24883
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  • HOW TO STOP TIME: Heroin From A To Z. by Marlowe, Ann.
    Marlowe, Ann.
    HOW TO STOP TIME: Heroin From A To Z.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books (Perseus), (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - This writer and critic's first book described as "Cultural criticism masquerading as a heroin memoir masquerading as a dictionary, which looks at American society through the lens of heroin use. Weaving personal history (Marlowe used heroin for eight years) with aphorisms and analysis, . There is no glamorization of 'heroin chic,' nothing about the irresistible power of the drug, no cliched scenes of degradation and ecstasy. There is much about craving the validation of danger, about moving to the East Village, musicians' parties, being cool, and striving to remake yourself. [This] is the first book to examine heroin in relation to our cynical, post-consumer society, and the first…

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    New York: Basic Books (Perseus), (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - This writer and critic's first book described as "Cultural criticism masquerading as a heroin memoir masquerading as a dictionary, which looks at American society through the lens of heroin use. Weaving personal history (Marlowe used heroin for eight years) with aphorisms and analysis, . There is no glamorization of 'heroin chic,' nothing about the irresistible power of the drug, no cliched scenes of degradation and ecstasy. There is much about craving the validation of danger, about moving to the East Village, musicians' parties, being cool, and striving to remake yourself. [This] is the first book to examine heroin in relation to our cynical, post-consumer society, and the first to explain the profound nostalgia that powers both addiction and our age." 297 pp. ISBN: 0-465031501.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88339
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  • Stone, Nannette; Fromme, Marlene and Kagan, Daniel.
    COCAINE: SEDUCTION AND SOLUTION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarkson Potter, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - Focuses on the different types of cocaine users, using actual case studies. Designed to inform and disenchant. Index. 276 pp. ISBN: 0-517-551756.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall good condition in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 26952
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  • Travers, Milton (pseudonym)
    EACH OTHER'S VICTIMS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - Author ventures into 1960's East Village in search of a son who shoots speed and takes LSD. - graphically describes.the East Village drug scene. 128 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (missing front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 25214
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  • LSD: VISIONS OR NIGHTMARES? (Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs. Series 1) by Trulson, Michael E.
    Trulson, Michael E.
    LSD: VISIONS OR NIGHTMARES? (Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs. Series 1)

    Edition: Later printing - updated edition.

    New York: Chelsea House Publishers, (1992). Hardcover - Writen for teenagers, this discusses the origins and effects of LSD and the LSD experience, including flashbacks and toxic effects, and discusses hallucinogens, therapy options, and the effects of drugs on animals. While it is described on the back cover as an objective study, in reality the emphasis is on the dangers posed by LSD (a photograph of the Manson family with the caption that "after using LSD, they embarked on a killing spree" and another photograph of Thelonius Monk with the commentary that a person's creativity can be damaged or destroyed if they take LSD. Illustrated with photographs. Includes several appendices, glossary, suggestions for further reading, index. 103 pp. ISBN: 0-877547521.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 80314
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  • Vessel, Elliot S. And Montique C. Braude, editors.
    INTERACTIONS OF DRUGS OF ABUSE: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 281.

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1976. First edition - A series of over 40 scholarly papers presented at a conference held on March 9, 10, and 11, 1976, sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and The National Institute on Drug Abuse. Topics include marihuana, hallucinogens, cocaine, methadone, amphetamines, antogonists, effects of combining drugs, etc. Illustrated with charts and diagrams. References following each paper. 489 pp. ISBN: 0-890720274.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff dark blue covers, white spine.

    Book ID: 31970
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  • GONE TO THE CRAZIES: A Memoir. by Weaver, Alison.
    Weaver, Alison.
    GONE TO THE CRAZIES: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HC - Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, an "amazingly sane" account of survival of both her drug addiction and her two years at a school designed to brainwash it out of her. 245 pp. ISBN: 9780061189586.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51148
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