Methamphetamine: A Love Story

Methamphetamine: A Love Story

written by Rashi K. Shukla, 1971- (Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2016), 261 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
Methamphetamine: A Love Story presents an insider’s view of the world of methamphetamine based on the life stories of thirty-three adults formerly immersed in using, dealing, and manufacturing meth in rural Oklahoma. Using a respectful tone towards her subjects, Shukla illuminates their often decades-long love affair with the drug, the attractions of the lifestyle, the eventual unsustainability of it, and the challenges of exiting the life. These personal stories reveal how and why people with limited economic means and inadequate resources become entrapped in the drug epidemic, while challenging longstanding societal views about addiction, drugs, drug policy, and public health.
Field of Interest
Social Work
Rashi K. Shukla, 1971-
University of California Press
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2016 University of California Press
Content Type
Page Count
Publication Year
University of California Press
Place Published / Released
Oakland, CA
Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, Substance Use and Abuse, Drug abuse, Public health, Illegal drugs, Substance Abuse, Micro
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Substance Abuse

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