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The Resource On drugs, Chris Fleming

On drugs, Chris Fleming

Label
On drugs
Title
On drugs
Statement of responsibility
Chris Fleming
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a memoir by turns insightful and outlandish, Fleming combines meticulous observation with a keen sense of the absurdity of his actions. He describes the intricacies of drug use and acquisition, the impact of drugs on the intellect and emotions, and the chaos that emerges as his tightly managed existence unravels into hospitalisations, arrests and family breakdown. His account is accompanied by searching reflections on his childhood, during which he developed acute obsessive compulsive disorder and became fixated on the rituals of martial arts, music-making and bodybuilding. In confronting the pathos and comedy of drug use, On Drugs also opens out into meditations on the self and its deceptions, religion, masculinity, mental illness, and the tortuous path to recovery. 'A searching, considered account of drug and alcohol use and the mechanisms of addiction.' Books+Publishing
Summary
A memoir of intoxication like no other, On Drugs explores Chris Fleming's experience of drug addiction, which begins while he is a student before escalating into a life-threatening compulsion. A philosopher by training, Fleming combines meticulous observation of his life with a keen sense of the absurdity of his actions. He describes the intricacies of drug use and acquisition, their impact on the intellect and emotions, and the chaos that emerges as his tightly managed existence unravels into arrests, hospitalisations and family breakdown. His account is accompanied by searching reflections on his childhood, during which he developed acute obsessive compulsive disorder and became fixated on martial arts, music-making and bodybuilding. In confronting the pathos and comedy of drug use, On Drugs also opens out into meditations on the self and its deceptions, on popular culture, religion and mental illness, and the tortuous path to recovery.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10788327
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, Chris
Dewey number
362.29092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fleming, Chris
  • Fleming, Chris
  • Fleming, Chris
  • Drug addicts
  • Young men
  • Drug addiction
  • Philosophers
  • Drug abuse
  • Drug addiction
  • Drug addicts
  • Ex-drug addicts
Target audience
adult
Label
On drugs, Chris Fleming
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting it -- I'd taken those before -- Traces -- Precedent -- Using -- Being used -- Withdrawal -- Giving up
Control code
000065451011
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781925818048
Lccn
be2019029832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101558195
Label
On drugs, Chris Fleming
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Getting it -- I'd taken those before -- Traces -- Precedent -- Using -- Being used -- Withdrawal -- Giving up
Control code
000065451011
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9781925818048
Lccn
be2019029832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1101558195

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