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Romancing Opiates

Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy

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Hardcover / 160 pages
ISBN: 9781594030871
AVAILABLE: 7/16/2006


Romancing Opiates
Pharmacological Lies and the Addiction Bureaucracy

For hundreds of years, addiction to drugs has seemed dangerous but with a hint of glamour. Addicts are a mystery to those who have never been one. They are presumed to be in touch with profound enlightenments of which non-addicts are ignorant. Theodore Dalrymple shows that doctors, psychologists, and social workers have always known these drug addictions to be false. They have created these myths to build lucrative method of expensive quasi-treatment.


About the Author

Theodore Dalrymple is a retired physician and psychiatrist. He is a contributing editor of City Journal and frequent contributor to the London Spectator, The New Criterion, and other leading magazines and newspapers.

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