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NCJ Number: 156243 Find in a Library
Title: "Taking Care of Business" Updated: A Fresh Look at the Daily Routine of the Heroin User (From Life With Heroin: Voices From the Inner City, P 31-48, Bill Hanson, George Beschner, et al, eds.)
Author(s): J M Walters
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
San Francisco, CA 94104
Sale Source: Lexington Books
An Imprint of Jossey-Bass Publishers
350 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Heroin Lifestyle Study (HLS) was designed to develop a more accurate perspective on male heroin users and their lifestyles.
Abstract: HLS respondents were committed, daily heroin users who spent most of their time obtaining the money and connections they needed to maintain their habits. Along with their heroin use, 44.6 percent of the men reported using other drugs in the course of a typical day, including alcohol and marijuana. In order to support their lifestyles, heroin users engaged in hustling, begging, borrowing, stealing, pushing, and taking whatever legitimate jobs that came their way. In some respects, however, the men led quite ordinary lives, sometimes not unlike those of nonaddicts. A typical day in the life of heroin users is described, and ways in which they meet the challenges of poverty and addiction are discussed. 1 note
Main Term(s): Drug dependence
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Drug abuse; Drug offenders; Heroin; Male offenders; Marijuana; Social conditions
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