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Drug & Alcohol Abuse

Substance Abuse Collection

About 450 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Substance Abuse.
Be patient while the page loads. Some books: Addiction Treatment, Interventions, Substance Abuse, Recovery Resource Book, Managing Addictions, Mindful Recovery, Solving the Anger Problem, Sourcebook on Substance Abuse, Addiction: Opposing Viewpoints, Introduction to Addictive Behaviors, Illegal Drugs, Good News for the Chemically Dependent, The Betty Ford Center Book of Answers, many more books on Substance Abuse.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Collection

Numerous free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Drug and Alcohol Abuse”. Some books: Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Handbook, Network Therapy for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Addictive Behavior, Prevention and Societal Impact of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Family Addictions, Alcohol and Tobacco: America’s Drugs of Choice, Teen Drug Abuse, Escaping the Journey to Nowhere, Drug and Alcohol Use, Alcohol Dependency Nursing, Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse, many more books on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.

Alcoholics Collection

More than 600 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Alcoholics. Some books: Bill W.: a different kind of hero, Alcohol Abuse, How to Drink like a Mad Man, Stories of Young A.A.s in Recovery, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, An American Woman and Alcohol, Getting Started in A.A., Research on Alcoholics Anonymous, Victims No More, The Courage to Change, many more books on Alcoholics.

Drug Addiction Collection

Numerous free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Drug Addiction”. Some books: Dope, This is Your Country on Drugs, Scientific Basis of Drug Dependence, Narcotic Addiction, The Drugs Epidemic, The Making of a Heroin Addict, The College Drug Scene, New Facts about Marijuana, Thinking Simply about Addiction, Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment, Teen Addiction, many more books on Drug Addiction.

Drug Addicts Collection

About 250 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Drug Addicts. Some books: Drug Abuse, Winning the Battle Against Drugs, A New Approach to Intervention for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, Kicking It, Turned On, Staying Clean, The Recovery Book, Studies in the Sociology of Deviance, The Silent Sound of Needles, My Journey from Suicidal Junkie to Ironman, When Drugs Hit Home, many more books on Drug Addicts.

Straight Talk from Claudia Black: What Recovering Parents Should Tell their Kids about Drugs and Alcohol

Black, Claudia
Hazelden 2003 Dewey Dec. 362.2

“Talking with your kids about alcohol use, drug use, and addiction can be difficult for any parent. For recovering parents, conversations with your children about drug use and abuse are even more complex, urgent, and personal. Here, with her characteristic intelligence and sensitivity, foremost recovery author Claudia Black provides clear direction and gentle support for discussing your past addiction with your children. In Straight Talk from Claudia Black, you will meet five very different families and explore with Dr. Black how each of the parents handled discussions about recovery, relapse, and their children’s own vulnerability to addiction. Dr. Black also addresses the latest research on genetics and addiction as well as practical prevention strategies for raising resilient children”

Opium: A History

Booth, Martin
St. Martin’s 1998 Dewey Dec. 363

Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic. Opium: A History traces the drug’s astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars. And, in the present day, as the addict population rises and penetrates every walk of life, Opium shows how the international multibillion-dollar heroin industry operates with terrifying efficiency and forms an integral part of the world’s money markets.
In this first full-length history of opium, acclaimed author Martin Booth uncovers the multifaceted nature of this remarkable narcotic and the bittersweet effects of a simple poppy with a deadly legacy.

The Phoenix Solution: Getting Serious about Winning America’s Drug War

Bugliosi, Vincent
Dove 1996 Dewey Dec. 363

“Written by Vincent Bugliosi, the nation’s foremost prosecutor, The Phoenix Solution offers not only a startling analysis of current drug policy but an actual blueprint for bringing the crisis to an end. Bugliosi takes a hard look at the common assumptions about drugs and drug control that are the basis of our national policy. In the process, he reveals some astonishing facts about the inept techniques that have been used to fight the war on drugs.”

The Spirits of America: A Social History of Alcohol

Burns, Eric
Temple Univ. 2004 Dewey Dec. 362.2

In The Spirits of America, Burns relates that drinking was “the first national pastime,” and shows how it shaped American politics and culture from the earliest colonial days. He details the transformation of alcohol from virtue to vice and back again, how it was thought of as both scourge and medicine. He tells us how “the great American thirst” developed over the centuries, and how reform movements and laws (some of which, Burn s says, were “comic masterpieces of the legislator’s art”) sprang up to combat it. Burns brings back to life such vivid characters as Carrie Nation and other crusaders against drink. He informs us that, in the final analysis, Prohibition, the culmination of the reformers’ quest, had as much to do with politics and economics and geography as it did with spirituous beverage. Filled with the famous, the infamous, and the undeservedly anonymous, The Spirits of America is a masterpiece of the historian’s art. It will stand as a classic chronicle witty, perceptive, and comprehensive of how this country was created by and continues to be shaped by its ever-changing relationship to the cocktail shaker and the keg.

Prescription Drug Abuse: The Hidden Epidemic – a Guide to Coping and Understanding

Colvin, Rod
Addicus 1995 Dewey Dec. 363

Colvin, whose brother died from prescription drug abuse, brings what he calls the hidden epidemic of such abuse into the light. In the course of writing his book, he talked with persons from many different occupations and activities, and excerpts from his interviews occupy a considerable portion of the text. Abusers discuss their methods and sources and disclose that many of them felt that because they had prescriptions, they were not really drug abusers. Medical, pharmaceutical, and legal personnel comment on the scope, sources, procedures, and possible solutions of the prescription drug problem. Although the presentation of that problem sometimes beautifully exemplifies how a few bad apples can give misleading pictures of their particular barrels, it also shows that a problem definitely exists. Solutions must be found; Colvin discusses some now in use, such as drug diversion control systems, and at the end of the book lists sources of additional information and help.

2017 National Drug Threat Assessment

DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)
DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) Dewey Dec. 363

Table of contents: Letter from the Acting Administrator; Executive Summary; Transnational Criminal Organizations (Mexican, Colombian, Dominican, Asian); Gangs; Controlled Prescription Drugs; Heroin; Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opioids; Methamphetamine; Cocaine; Marijuana; New Psychoactive Substances (NPS); Illicit Finance; Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; Guam; Tribal Lands; Appendix A: National Drug Threat Survey Methodology and Key Findings; Appendix B: Additional Tables; Appendix C: Additional Figures; Appendix D: National Drug Threat Assessment Scope and Methodology

The Drugs Epidemic

Deedes, William
Barnes and Noble 1970 Dewey Dec. 363

The Broken Cord: A Family’s Ongoing Struggle with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Dorris, Michael
Harper & Row 1989 Dewey Dec. 362.2

This book is the inspiring story of a family confronted with a problem with no known solution and the first book for the general reader that describes the tragedy and lifelong blight of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. In 1971, Michael Dorris became one of the first unmarried men in the United States to legally adopt a very young child, and affectionate Sioux Indian he named Adam. At that time, little was revealed about Adam’s past except that his biological mother died of alcohol poisoning. During the course of the next two decades, the growing Dorris family (through the single-parent adoption of two more infants, and the 1981 marriage to writer Louise Erdrich, which produced three more children) went through a time of alarming discovery as the new information about the genetic and cultural causes of FAS became apparent and paralleled the family’s battle to solve their oldest son’s developing health and learning problems. Author Michael Dorris explains how traditions weave through the lives of many Native Americans and how alcoholism and despair have shattered so many lives. He also chronicles the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on their adopted son and on the Native American community as a whole.

Healing and Hope: Six Women from the Betty Ford Center Share their Powerful Journeys of Addiction and Recovery

Ford, Betty
Putnam 2003 Dewey Dec. 362.2

“A moving account of six former alcoholics and Betty Ford graduates—among them a teacher, a housewife and a gang member—with commentary from Ford herself.”—Self
“There was a lot of drinking and codependence in my extended family. Sitting in my jail cell, I thought about how many funerals I had attended over the years of family members whose lives had ended in violence or suicide. I never once heard of them getting help. There was never any mention of AA. The only way out of their terrible lives was just to die…It was one hell of a legacy.”—Laurette
Laurette’s story is remarkable, but she’s not alone. She is one of six women in Healing and Hope who experienced the pain and devastation of addiction—and managed to break free. Originally brought together by the Betty Ford Center’s twentieth-anniversary reunion, these women share their poignant stories in this book. Their combined voices create a groundbreaking and ultimately triumphant memoir that lays bare the destructive power of addiction.

Understanding Addiction

Henderson, Elizabeth Connell
Univ. of Mississippi 2000 Dewey Dec. 362.2

A concise overview of this complex affliction for all those affected by addiction — addicts, family members, and even employers At least one of every four people in America has had some experience with addiction — either personally or through a family member. Addiction and its consequences cost billions of dollars each year in direct medical costs, lost productivity, accidents, crime, and corruption. Yet as a disease, addiction is still largely misunderstood. Starting with the question “what is addiction?” Elizabeth Connell Henderson takes the reader through the many facets of this disorder. She examines the effects of addictive substances on the brain and reviews each of the major classes of substances. In the development of addiction, she looks at the genetic, social, and psychological factors. Henderson shows the effects of addiction on the family and guides the reader on a journey through the course of the illness and the process of recovery.
For human resource workers, attorneys, social workers, nurses, corrections officers, school counselors, and teachers, the book provides a framework of practical information for aiding individual sufferers and coping with their unique struggles.

The American Drug Scene: An Anthology

Inciardi, James A. and McElrath, Karen
Roxbury 1998 Dewey Dec. 363

Inciardi and McElrath’s popular anthology is a collection of contemporary and classic articles on the changing patterns, problems, perspectives, and policies of legal and illicit drug use. The editors focus on the social contexts in which drug usage, drug-related problems, and drug policies occur.
The American Drug Scene covers all major areas as well as alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. Other topics include gender and addiction, sexual identity and drug use, the symbolic meaning of drug taking, drug treatment and recovery without treatment, the relationship between drugs and violence, cross-cultural research into drug use, and policy issues.

Hep-cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams: A History of America’s Romance with Illegal Drugs

Jonnes, Jill
Scribner 1996 Dewey Dec. 363

Once upon a time in America, morphine and cocaine were routinely sold in pharmacies, and “hop heads” gathered in shadowy basements to smoke opium. So begins Hep-Cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams, Jill Jonnes’s ground-breaking history of illegal drugs in America. Jonnes vividly traces our first turn-of-the-century drug epidemic, successfully quelled, and then follows the story into the postwar era: starting in the jazz world of the northern cities and moving through the “flower power” 1960s to the cocaine and crack explosion of the 1980s and 1990s.
America’s first drug epidemic 1885-1925 — America’s second drug epidemic 1950-1970 — The counterculture 1960-1975 — America’s third drug epidemic 1980-1995.

Drugs And Sports

Pampel, Fred C.
Facts on File 2007 Dewey Dec. 362.2

Although media headlines associate the use of performance-enhancing drugs with high-profile professional athletes, this problem affects all segments of society. Scandals have publicized a problem that even extends to young boys and girls who attempt to mimic their athletic heroes or use drugs as a way to achieve what they believe is an athletic physique-often causing extensive damage to their physical and emotional health. Many amateur athletes and Olympians have also relied on illegal performance-enhancing drugs in the past, and now their careers are characterized by questions and controversy surrounding their personal or professional ethics.
Drugs and Sports provides an overview of the history of this topic, as well as the opinions surrounding it. From the performance-enhancement methods of the ancient Greeks to the recent accusations of drug use among high-profile professional athletes, this illuminating volume puts this timely issue in context.

Orange Sunshine

Schou, Nick
Dunne 2010 Dewey Dec. 363.4

“Blue Cheer. Window Pane. Orange Sunshine. Maui Wowie. These were the brand names of the psychedelic counterculture of the 1960s and ’70s, a culture led by the Brotherhood of Eternal Love. Chances are, if a brand of acid, pot or hashish was known to stoners, it first made its way into the underground market via the Brotherhood…. A fascinating read for any audience and essential history for anyone interested in the roots of psychedelia.” -Kirkus

Cocaine: An Unauthorized Biography

Streatfeild, Dominic
Dunne 2002 Dewey Dec. 362.2

The story of cocaine isn’t just about crime and profit; it’s about psychoanalysis, about empire building, about exploitation, emancipation, and, ultimately, about power. To tell the story of the twentieth century without reference to this drug and its contribution is to miss a vital and fascinating strand of social history. Streatfeild examines the story of cocaine from its first medical uses to the worldwide chaos it causes today. His research takes him from the arcane reaches of the British Library to the isolation cells of America’s most secure prisons; from the crackhouses of New York to the jungles of Bolivia and Colombia.

Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America

White, William L.
Chestnut Health Systems 1998 Dewey Dec. 362.2

“The story of America’s personal and instituional responses to alcoholism and other addictions. It is the story of mutual aid societies: the Washingtonians, the Blue Ribbon Reform Clubs, the Ollapod Club, the United Order of Ex-Boozers, the Jacoby Club, Alcoholics Anonymous and Women for Sobriety. It is a story of addiction treatment institutions from the inebriate asylums and Keeley Institutes to Hazelden and Parkside. It is the story of evolving treatment interventions that range from water cures and mandatory sterilization to aversion therapies and methadone maintenance. William White has provided a sweeping and engaging history of one of America’s most enduring problems and the profession that was birthed to respond to it” – Publisher