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            Pills, Powder, and Smoke: inside the bloody War on Drugs
              

            Pills, Powder, and Smoke: inside the bloody War on Drugs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Loewenstein, Antony

            • RRP: $54.99
            • $43.99
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            • Pub Date
              9 Jan 20

            Like the never-ending War on Terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why. The War on Drugs has been official American policy since the 1970s, with the UK, Europe, and much of the world followin...g suit. It is at best a failed policy, according to bestselling author Antony Loewenstein. Its direct results have included mass incarceration in the US, extreme violence in different parts of the world, the backing of dictatorships, and surging drug addiction globally. And now the Trump administration is unleashing diplomatic and military forces against any softening of the conflict. Pills, Powder, and Smoke investigates the individuals, officials, activists, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war. Travelling through the UK, the US, Australia, Honduras, the Philippines, and Guinea-Bissau, Loewenstein uncovers the secrets of the drug war, why it's so hard to end, and who is really profiting from it. Loewenstein reports on the frontlines across the globe, from the streets of London's King's Cross to remote African villages. He reveals how the War on Drugs has become the most deadly war in modern times. Designed and inspired by Washington, its agenda has nothing to do with ending drug use or addiction, but is all about controlling markets, territory, and people.
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            ISBN 9781912854240
            Released NZ 9 Jan 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Wrath
             

            Wrath (Paperback)

            By Davies, Anne

            • RRP: $32.50
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            A meaty, challenging book for teenage boys. Luca has been sent to a juvenile detention centre for the murder of his parents and no one knows why he did it.

            ISBN 9780987607737
            Published NZ 5 Jul 2014
            Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            Never Enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction

            Never Enough: the neuroscience and experience of addiction (Paperback)

            By Grisel, Judith

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            From a renowned behavioural neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare page-turning work of science that draws on personal insights to reveal how drugs work, the dangerous hold they can take on the brain, and the surprising way to combat today's epidemic of addiction. Judith Gr...isel was a daily drug user and college dropout when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by studying the brain. Now, after twenty-five years as a neuroscientist, she shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction, enriched by captivating glimpses of her personal journey. In Never Enough, Grisel reveals the unfortunate bottom line of all regular drug use: there is no such thing as a free lunch. All drugs act on the brain in a way that diminishes their enjoyable effects and creates unpleasant ones with repeated use. Yet they have their appeal, and Grisel draws on anecdotes both comic and tragic from her own days of using as she learns the science behind the love of various drugs, from marijuana to alcohol, opiates to psychedelics, speed to spice. With more than one in five people over the age of fourteen addicted, drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide, and Grisel delves with compassion into the science of this scourge. She points to what is different about the brains of addicts even before they first pick up a drink or drug, highlights the changes that take place in the brain and behaviour as a result of chronic using, and shares the surprising hidden gifts of personality that addiction can expose. She describes what drove her to addiction, what helped her recover, and her belief that a `cure' for addiction will not be found in our individual brains but in the way we interact with our communities. Set apart by its colour, candour, and bell-clear writing, Never Enough is a revelatory look at the roles drugs play in all of our lives and offers crucial new insight into how we ca
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            ISBN 9781912854578
            Released NZ 8 Aug 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series The Addicted Brain
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            Fentanyl, Inc.
             

            Fentanyl, Inc. (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Westhoff, Ben

            • RRP: $40.00
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            A new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational-drug landscape. Known as Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS), these chemicals include replacements for known drugs like cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, and heroin. They are synthetic, made in a laboratory, and are much m...ore potent than traditional drugs - and, all too often, they are tragically lethal. Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding the government agencies that are challenged to combat it. Drugs like fentanyl, with arcane acronyms like 4-ANPP, K2, and NBOMe, were all originally developed in legitimate laboratories for proper medicinal purposes. Their formulas were then hijacked by rogue chemists, largely in China but increasingly in other places, too, who change their molecular structures to stay ahead of the law, a process that makes the drugs' effects impossible to predict. Westhoff has infiltrated this shadowy world. In Fentanyl, Inc., he recounts how he tracked down a mysterious drug baron in New Zealand who unintentionally sparked one aspect of the synthetic-drug revolution. He visits the shady factories in China from which these drugs emanate, providing startling and original reporting on how China's vast chemical industry operates. He chronicles the lives of addicts and dealers, families of victims, law enforcement officers, and underground drug-awareness organisers in the U.S. and Europe. Together, they provide the shocking full picture of a calamity we are only just beginning to understand. And yet from its depths, as Westhoff relates, are emerging new strategies that may provide essential long-term solutions to the drug crisis that has affected so many.
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            ISBN 9781925849523
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the bloody war on drugs

            Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the bloody war on drugs (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Loewenstein, Antony

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $31.20
            • Save $8.80
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            The War on Drugs has been official American policy since the 1970s, with the UK, Europe, and much of the world following suit. It is at best a failed policy, according to bestselling author Antony Loewenstein. Its direct results have included mass incarceration in the US, extreme... violence in different parts of the world, the backing of dictatorships, and surging drug addiction globally. And now the Trump administration is unleashing diplomatic and military forces against any softening of the conflict. Pills, Powder, and Smoke investigates the individuals, officials, activists, and traffickers caught up in this deadly war. Travelling through the UK, the US, Australia, Honduras, the Philippines, and Guinea-Bissau, Loewenstein uncovers the secrets of the drug war, why it's so hard to end, and who is really profiting from it. Loewenstein reports on the frontlines across the globe, from the streets of London's King's Cross to remote African villages. He reveals how the War on Drugs has become the most deadly war in modern times. Designed and inspired by Washington, its agenda has nothing to do with ending drug use or addiction, but is all about controlling markets, territory, and people.
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            ISBN 9781925713367
            Published NZ 21 Aug 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Never Enough: The neuroscience and experience of addiction

            Never Enough: The neuroscience and experience of addiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Grisel, Judith

            • RRP: $37.00
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            From a renowned behavioural neuroscientist and recovering addict, a rare, page-turning work of science that draws on personal insights to reveal how drugs work, the dangerous hold they can take on the brain, and the surprising way to combat today's epidemic of addiction. Judith G...risel was a daily drug user and college dropout when she began to consider that her addiction might have a cure, one that she herself could perhaps discover by studying the brain. Now, after twenty-five years as a neuroscientist, she shares what she and other scientists have learned about addiction, enriched by captivating glimpses of her personal journey. In Never Enough, Grisel reveals the unfortunate bottom line of all regular drug use- there is no such thing as a free lunch. All drugs act on the brain in a way that diminishes their enjoyable effects and creates unpleasant ones with repeated use. Yet they have their appeal, and Grisel draws on anecdotes both comic and tragic from her own days of using as she learns the science behind the love of various drugs, from marijuana to alcohol, opiates to psychedelics, speed to spice. Drug abuse has been called the most formidable health problem worldwide, and Grisel delves with compassion into the science of this scourge. She points to what is different about the brains of addicts even before they first pick up a drink or drug, highlights the changes that take place in the brain and behaviour as a result of chronic using, and shares the surprising hidden gifts of personality that addiction can expose. She describes what drove her to addiction, what helped her recover, and her belief that a 'cure' for addiction will not be found in our individual brains but in the way we interact with our communities. Set apart by its colour, candour, and bell-clear writing, Never Enough is a revelatory look at the roles drugs play in all of our lives. It offers crucial new insights into how we can solve the epidemic of abuse.
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            ISBN 9781925849615
            Published NZ 18 Jun 2019
            Publisher Scribe Publications
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            Great Brain Robbery: What Everyone Should Know About Teenagers and Drugs
             

            Great Brain Robbery: What Everyone Should Know About Teenagers and Drugs (Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Scott, Tom; Grice, Trevor

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            Covers the adverse effects of mood-altering drugs on the brain, dilemmas faced by parents in advising their children on drug use, warning signs, information on common drugs, and a detailed explanation of the effects of drugs on the neural system. This is a sourcebook on adolescen...t drug use.
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            ISBN 9781741146400
            Published NZ 1 May 2005
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Go Ask Alice

            Go Ask Alice (Paperback)

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            Alice could be anyone - she could be someone you know, or someone you love - and Alice is in trouble ...Being fifteen is hard, but Alice seems fine. She babysits the neighbour's kids. She is doing well at school. Then she is invited to a party, a special party where the drinks ar...e spiked with LSD and Alice is never the same again.
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            ISBN 9780099557494
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2012
            Publisher Cornerstone
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            One Hundred Years of Dirt
             

            One Hundred Years of Dirt (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Morton, Rick

            Violence, treachery and cruelty run through the generational veins of Rick Morton's family. A horrific accident thrusts his mother and siblings into a world impossible for them to navigate. One Hundred Years of Dirt is an unflinching memoir in which the mother is a hero who is ne...ver rewarded. It is a meditation on anger, fear of others and an obsession with real and imagined borders.
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            ISBN 9780522873160
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            Language en
            Released NZ 30 Jul 2018
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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            One Hundred Years of Dirt

            One Hundred Years of Dirt (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Morton, Rick

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            Violence, treachery and cruelty run through the generational veins of Rick Morton's family. A horrific accident thrusts his mother and siblings into a world impossible for them to navigate. One Hundred Years of Dirt is an unflinching memoir in which the mother is a hero who is ne...ver rewarded. It is a meditation on anger, fear of others and an obsession with real and imagined borders.
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            ISBN 9780522873153
            Published NZ 30 Jul 2018
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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