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Dark Paradise

A History of Opiate Addiction in America

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PAPERBACK

$42.50 • £34.95 • €38.50

ISBN 9780674005853

Publication Date: 05/31/2001

Short

352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 map, 10 tables

World

  • Preface, 2001
  • A Note on Terminology and Spelling
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Extent of Opiate Addiction
  • 2. Addiction to Opium and Morphine
  • 3. Addiction to Smoking Opium
  • 4. Addiction to Heroin
  • 5. The Transformation of the Opiate Addict
  • 6. Heroin in Postwar America
  • 7. The Drug Wars
  • Appendix: Addiction Rate and City Size
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes Bibliography
  • Index

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