For years, author Sheldon Norberg dealt drugs in the pot hills of Northern California. A scholarship-winning student, he dropped out of UCLA in favor of the overpowering lure of the Grateful Dead and counterculture living. Soon Norberg was making deals and doing drugs all the way from Humboldt to Berkeley. Confessions of a Dope Dealer provides an eye-opening, no-holds-barred account of Sheldon's life, but it also provides much more. It's a story of how one man's quest for transcendence blinded him to what he really needed: simple human acceptance. As Sheldon grows, he comes to see himself and his drug-addled life in new ways; this in turn allows him to analyze the cultural myths and values that surround drugs in America, producing a provocative memoir with a take on drugs like none other.
There have been two great surprises in my life. The first surprise is that I became a teenage drug dealer. The second surprise is that I didn't die one. But, I was stubborn and charming and determined to use those talents to better my family's life. This book is based on my life. It isn't the whole story, because I am sure that none of the people running with me then would like their identities revealed. So, out of respect for their privacy, or fear of their retaliation, I have changed names and characteristics that would give away the identity of folks who do not wish to be identified. This book is honest even if some of the details here are fictional. And what the honesty of this project has allowed me to see is that not too long ago, I was a bad guy who did very bad things to a lot of people. I wasn't all bad though, and I had my reasons, but it was a dark, dark time and I took a lot of people I loved through it with me, for reasons I am still struggling with. --Jeffrey Wachman
Anonymous Nurse Nightingale is a licensed nurse currently working in methadone treatment center in the Unites States. She has written down, in this short piece, a review of the experiences and observations she has witnessed handing out methadone to hundreds of patients. This short read is more than that however. It also discusses drug addiction and the nuts and bolts of a methadone treatment program from the point of view of an "insider." A quick read of this book will educate you on whether or not methadone is a good treatment program for drug addicts as compared to other treatment options. The "ugly truth of methadone" rests within these pages. Many people do not want this kind of information released to the general public nor to the drug-addicted population. That's why this author chooses to publish this information anonymously. Also, at the time of this books release she is still employed as a methadone nurse and does not want to risk being released from employment as a result of this publication.
Does Ecstasy cause brain damage? Why is crack more addictive than cocaine? What questions regarding drugs are legal to ask in a job interview? When does marijuana possession carry a greater prison sentence than murder? Illegal Drugs is the first comprehensive reference to offer timely, pertinent information on every drug currently prohibited by law in the United States. It includes their histories, chemical properties and effects, medical uses and recreational abuses, and associated health problems, as well as addiction and treatment information. Additional survey chapters discuss general and historical information on illegal drug use, the effect of drugs on the brain, the war on drugs, drugs in the workplace, the economy and culture of illegal drugs, and information on thirty-three psychoactive drugs that are legal in the United States, from caffeine, alcohol and tobacco to betel nuts and kava kava.
Acorns delineates the future of humanity as a reunification of intellect with the Deep Self. Having chosen to focus upon ego (established securely by the time of Christ), much more beta brain wave development will destroy our species and others, which process has already begun. We create our own realities through beliefs, intents and desires and we were in and out of probabilities constantly. Feelings follow beliefs, not the other way around.
From the 1970s to the 90s a taxi driver investigates how society is changing. There are questions about a lot of what people believe, and how reasoning gets lost in a continuum of manipulative devices. How relationships work is explored in depth... starting with the many secrets held by prostitutes. Controversial viewpoints make the book a critical thinking exercise. It is a book to make you think, and also may be considered a vocabulary builder for some readers... an educational opportunity in more ways than just exposing the real world. First of a 4 book series... taken together they may present in combination, a detonation key, unlocking a door to change the world.
Two-timing bargirls, suspicious spouses and lesbian lovers - it was all in a day's work for Bangkok Private Eye Warren Olson. For more than a decade, Olson walked the mean streets of the Big Mango. Fluent in Thai and Khmer, he was able to go where other private eyes feared to tread. His clients included Westerners who had lost their hearts and life savings to moneyhungry bargirls. But he had more than his fair share of Thai clients, too, including a sweet old lady who was ripped off by a Christian conman and a Thai girl blackmailed by a former lover. The stories are based on Olson's case files, disguised to protect the innocent and the guilty by bestselling author Stephen Leather. Olson has now relocated to his native New Zealand with his Thai wife and daughter, but the agency that he founded is still open for business at www.thaiprivateeye.com.