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Arnade, Chris

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Summary: "Widely acclaimed photographer and writer Chris Arnade shines new light on America's poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten--both urban and rural, blue state and red state--and indicts the elitists who've left them behind. Like Jacob Riis in the 1890s, Walker Evans in the 1930s, or Michael Harrington in the 1960s, Chris Arnade bares the reality of our current class divide in stark pictures and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.50973

Westhoff, Ben

Summary: "A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. "A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape," writes Ben Westhoff. "These are known as Novel...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2019

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Goldsmith, Connie

Summary: Prince and Michael Jackson were among the many thousands of Americans who die each year from drug overdoses in the United States. Learn about the complex triggers that lead to addiction and overdose and the challenges of rehabilitation.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 362.2 GOL

Summary: Follows seven homeless youth in and around Union Square as they live with addition to heroin.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Film Network 2004

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC UNI

Quinones, Sam

Summary: Sam Quinones chronicles how, over the past 15 years, enterprising sugar cane farmers in a small county on the west coast of Mexico created a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin-- the cheapest, most addictive form of the opiate, 2 to 3 times purer than its white powder cousin-- to the veins of people across the United States.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 361 QUI

Summary: A band of drug addicts, led by a husband and wife team, resort to robbing drugstores to stay high. They are successful in avoiding capture until their luck begins to run out, and the husband has to accept the fact that he must give up drugs to survive.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 1999

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DRU

Rieder, Travis

Summary: "A bioethicist's eloquent and riveting memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal -- a harrowing personal reckoning and clarion call for change not only for government but medicine itself, revealing the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this insidious nationwide epidemic. Travis Rieder's terrifying journey down the rabbit hole of opioid dependence began with a motorcycle...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Quinones, Sam

Summary: In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. Quinones explains how the rise of the prescription drug...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Childrens Books 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 362.2 QUI

Rucka, Greg

Summary: It began with a promise made to a friend, made when they were both teenagers. Now, years later, the friend wants to collect. All Bridgett Logan has to do is keep her word and the vow she made: Commit a murder. Now two men are desperately trying to find Bridgett.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUC

Bourgois, Philippe I.

Summary: This study immerses the reader in the world of homelessness and drug addiction in the contemporary United States. The authors followed a social network of heroin injectors and crack smokers on the streets of San Francisco, accompanying them as they scrambled to generate income through burglary, panhandling, recycling and day labour.

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Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.9084 BOU

Summary: Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA VAL