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Methamphetamine

A Love Story

Rashi K. Shukla

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Pädagogik

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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.

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recovery, childhood trauma, war on drugs, hard times, drug dealer, mental health, drug lab, justice, drugs, drug user, drug lifestyle, manufacturing, meth, social science, law and order, justice system, addiction, drug addict, dealing, methamphetamine, drug policy, rehab, drug epidemic, economy, oklahoma, drug manufacturing, true story, public health, healing