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The Resource The ice age : a journey into crystal-meth addiction, Luke Williams

The ice age : a journey into crystal-meth addiction, Luke Williams

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The ice age : a journey into crystal-meth addiction
Title
The ice age
Title remainder
a journey into crystal-meth addiction
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Luke Williams
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Language
eng
Summary
A topical, insightful investigation into a drug that has taken a ferocious grip on societies around the world - told by a man intimately acquainted with it. Luke Williams was a freelance journalist researching addiction to crystallised methamphetamine (commonly known as crystal meth or ice) when the worst possible thing happened - he became addicted himself. Over the next three months, he was seduced by the drug and descended into psychosis. This confronting and illuminating story charts Luke's recovery from the drug, and his investigation into its usage and prevalence in Australia and the Western world. In examining what led to his addiction, Luke also explores the social problems that surround ice, scrutinising whether its abuse is in fact an epidemic, with what we're experiencing now merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg, or yet another moral panic about the underclass. Luke traces the history of methamphetamine from its legal usage in the early 20th century to its contemporary relevance as one of the most foreboding and talked-about illicit drugs in the world, and his search for answers sees him visiting meth labs, interviewing addicts and law-enforcement officials, and witnessing firsthand the effects of the drug on individuals, families, and the healthcare system. Combining memoir with reportage, The Ice Age is a vital, compelling first-person account, and an investigation into a drug that is fast becoming the subject of national discussion throughout the Western world
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10541284
Cataloging source
ANL
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Williams, Luke
Dewey number
362.2995
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Williams, Luke
  • Williams, Luke
  • Journalists
  • Methamphetamine abuse
  • Drug addicts
  • Methamphetamine abuse
  • Methamphetamine
  • Ice (Drug)
Target audience
adult
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a journey into crystal-meth addiction
Label
The ice age : a journey into crystal-meth addiction, Luke Williams
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Publication
Copyright
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  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-365)
  • SOC.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-365)
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054325523
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781925106848
System control number
(OCoLC)904008582
Label
The ice age : a journey into crystal-meth addiction, Luke Williams
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-365)
  • SOC.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [361]-365)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054325523
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9781925106848
System control number
(OCoLC)904008582

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