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French Ghost

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Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc
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French Ghost by Book Resume:

Ghost-writer Melody Layne is stranded in Paris when the over-sexed but unloved French movie star who hired her to produce his memoir accidentally drowns before the interviews begin. It's a major financial relief when his enigmatic Spanish son re-hires her, but the seductive Carlos Ortega is strangely silent about his reasons for funding a feel-good bio about a father that he clearly despised. There's enough amour in the air for Melody to ignore this apparent paradox… at least until she uncovers a hidden cache of death threats addressed to the actor. For the French police, the sexy, secretive Spaniard – and sole heir to the actor's immense fortune – is suddenly a prime murder suspect. Can Melody's research into the Ghosts of Carlos-Past be enough to save her lover from prison?

Proclivity Mistaken Path

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Author: K.A. Marson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
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Proclivity Mistaken Path is about an admired British family of engineers targeted by a coup for three generations by arsenal attacks and murder. Their only daughter kidnapped and encountered conflicts by being raised by the same people who detained her as a valuable hostage. Years later, a blur within her memories erratically emerged of the horrifying night of her abduction. Subsequently, members of an Argentina coup held her against her will, drugged and severely abused her from age five to her teens. For decades, she observed their behaviors and methods of corruption. As she silently absorbed details for future vindication. Until she escaped the subversive treacherous environment. The pinnacle of events ignited her soul, compelled her into a taciturn rage to vindicate her abductors to serve justice. Fortuitously, an international intelligence agency recruited her because of the connected relations to Manico, and his subversive network. Beyond their expectation, this network outperformed and thrived as a universal asset within terrorist organizations to launder global assets and manipulate a war. Convincingly with unannounced superior strength and resolution to impossible missions, Katie was able to rise above her challenges by slowly chipping away their web of anarchists. Simultaneously, she used the intelligence agency as a catalyst to wield collaborated forces to dismantle this barbarous global coup. Each assignment exposed an intermeshed network of uncontrollable behaviors in which she speculated their next chess move. At the same token, predisposition conflicts entangled in her path. At which point she intrinsically struggled and approached precedent criminal assignments. Will she spend her entire career vindicating this squander rivalry globally? Regardless, Katie's phycological correspondence to each case perpetuated as an alignment to destroy the professor. Her antagonizing mindset depicted Manico as a sinister demon, which she felt impelled to eradicate every one of his motivational terrorized executions. He taunted her and dangled the pendulum path of death to all of those she admired or who were her dearest friends and family. Will she be able to destroy him and every member of this barbarous terrorist’s network? The professor assumed a supernatural avoidance of all criminal connections, and instrumentally conspiracy of thousands murdered for decades. Will the legal system force the professor to eventually serve justice or allow him to sinisterly evade all contemptuous terror acts?

A Dark and Bloody Ground

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Author: Darcy O'Brien
Publisher: Open Road Media
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A Dark and Bloody Ground by Darcy O'Brien Book Resume:

An Edgar Award–winning author’s true crime account of a grisly string of killings in Kentucky—and the shocking spectacle of greed that followed. Kentucky never deserved its Indian appellation “A Dark and Bloody Ground” more than when a small-town physician, seventy-seven-year-old Roscoe Acker, called in an emergency on a sweltering evening in August 1985. Acker’s own life hung in the balance, but it was already too late for his college-age daughter, Tammy, savagely stabbed eleven times and pinned by a kitchen knife to her bedroom floor. Three men had breached Dr. Acker’s alarm and security systems and made off with the fortune he had stashed away over his lifetime. The killers—part of a three-man, two-woman gang of the sort not seen since the Barkers—stopped counting the moldy bills when they reached $1.9 million. The cash came in handy soon after when they were caught and needed to lure Kentucky’s most flamboyant lawyer, the celebrated and corrupt Lester Burns, into representing them. Full of colorful characters and desperate deeds, A Dark and Bloody Ground is a “first-rate” true crime chronicle from the author of Murder in Little Egypt (Kirkus Reviews). “An arresting look into the troubled psyches of these criminals and into the depressed Kentucky economy that became fertile territory for narcotics dealers, theft rings and bootleggers.” —Publishers Weekly “The smell of wet, coal-laden earth, white lightning, and cocaine-driven sweat arises from these marvelously atmospheric—and compelling—pages.” —Kirkus Reviews “A fascinating portrait of the mountain way of life and thought that forged the lives of these criminals.” —Library Journal

American Murder

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Author: Darcy O'Brien
Publisher: Open Road Media
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American Murder by Darcy O'Brien Book Resume:

Three riveting accounts of horrific crimes and the twisted minds behind them by an Edgar Award–winning author, in one volume. A father’s ultimate betrayal, a savage killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles, and the brutal slaying of a rich man’s college-aged daughter. In this heart-stopping true crime collection, New York Times–bestselling author Darcy O’Brien uncovers the dark underside of the American dream. Murder in Little Egypt: Dr. John Dale Cavaness selflessly attended to the needs of his small, southern Illinois community. But when Cavaness was charged with the murder of his son Sean in December 1984, a radically different portrait of the physician and surgeon emerged. Throughout the three decades he had basked in the admiration and respect of the people of Little Egypt, Cavaness was privately terrorizing his family, abusing his employees, and making disastrous financial investments. In this New York Times bestseller, as more and more grisly details come to light, so too does rural America’s heritage of blood and violence become clear. The Hillside Stranglers: For weeks, the body count of sexually violated, brutally murdered young women escalated. With increasing alarm, Los Angeles newspapers headlined the deeds of a serial killer they named the Hillside Strangler. But not until January 1979, more than a year later, would the mysterious disappearance of two university students near Seattle lead police to the arrest of a security guard—the handsome, charming, fast-talking Kenny Bianchi—and the discovery that the strangler was not one man but two. The Hillside Stranglers is the disturbing portrait of a city held hostage by fear and a pair of psychopaths whose lust was as insatiable as their hate. A Dark and Bloody Ground: On a sweltering evening in August 1985, three men breached Roscoe Acker’s alarm and security systems, stabbed his daughter to death, and made off with over $1.9 million in cash. The killers were part of a hillbilly gang led by Sherry Sheets Hodge, a former prison guard, and her husband, lifetime criminal Benny Hodge. The stolen money came in handy shortly afterward, when they used it to lure Kentucky’s most flamboyant lawyer, Lester Burns, into representing them. “The smell of wet, coal-laden earth, white lightning, and cocaine-driven sweat rises from these marvelously atmospheric—and compelling—pages” (Kirkus Reviews).

HIV Mental Health for the 21st Century

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Author: Mark G. Winiarski
Publisher: NYU Press
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HIV Mental Health for the 21st Century by Mark G. Winiarski Book Resume:

As we approach the 21st century, we also approach the third decade of the AIDS epidemic. Mental health care providers must face the crucial fact that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the condition it causes, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the leading cause of death among Americans aged 25-44 years. HIV Mental Health for the 21st Century provides a roadmap for mental health professionals who seek to develop new strategies aimed at increasing the longevity and quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS, as well as at controlling the future spread of the disease. Divided into five sections, this volume covers basic concepts in HIV/AIDS mental health; specialized aspects of HIV/AIDS clinical care; models of clinical care; program evaluation; and HIV mental health policy and programs. Chapters treat issues such as feelings of caregivers, the role of spirituality in mental health care, rural practice, mental health home care, and working with children.

Drugs 2.0

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Author: Mike Power
Publisher: Portobello Books
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Drugs 2.0 by Mike Power Book Resume:

A few years ago, deals were done in dimly-lit side streets or on the phone via a friend of a friend. Today, you can order every conceivable pill or powder with the click of a mouse. But the online market in narcotics isn't just changing the way drugs are bought and sold; it's changing the nature of drugs themselves. Enterprising dealers are using the web to engage highly skilled foreign chemists to tweak the chemical structures of banned drugs - just enough to create a similar effect, just enough to render them legal in most parts of the world. Drugs such as mephedrone (aka meow meow) are marketed as 'not for human consumption', but everyone knows exactly how they're going to be used - what they can't know is whether their use might prove fatal. From UK dancefloors to a department of toxicology, via social networking sites and underground labs, Mike Power explores this agile, international, virtual subculture that will always be one step ahead of the law.

The A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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Author: Thomas Nordegren
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
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The A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse by Thomas Nordegren Book Resume:

With more than 30.000 entries The A-Z Enczclopedia on Alcohol and Substance Abuse is the most complete and comprehensive reference book in the field of Substance Abuse. A useful handbbok and working tool for drug abuse professionals. The Encyclopedia is produced in close co-operation with the ICAA, International Council on Alcohol and Addictions, since its inception in 1907 the world's leading professional non-governmental organisation working with drug-abuse related issues.

Sex, Drugs and Young People

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Author: Peter Aggleton,Andrew Ball,Purnima Mane
Publisher: Routledge
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Sex, Drugs and Young People by Peter Aggleton,Andrew Ball,Purnima Mane Book Resume:

Sexual practices and drug use among the young are examined in this book, calling into question mainstream assumptions about ‘adolescence’. Bringing together a range of cross-cultural and cross-national contributions, the book reveals both similarities and important differences that mark sexuality and drug use among young in different social and cultural settings. In doing so, it allows the reader to build up a clearer understanding of the challenges that must be faced in public health and education if we are to develop programs and interventions that really serve the needs of young people. The book will be of interest to professionals working with young people and is suitable for a wide range of multidisciplinary courses covering areas such as human sexuality, sex education, public health and social work.

And Then the End Shall Come

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Author: Lorraine M. Cafasso
Publisher: WestBow Press
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And Then the End Shall Come by Lorraine M. Cafasso Book Resume:

Eleven people have a dream, basically the same dream. It is a call from God to come to the aid of a small tribe in northeastern Paraguay being attacked by satanic forces. Satan has been using a large, barbaric tribe to attack the smaller surrounding tribes and take their infant children. They sacrafice them to him as a burnt offering. God answers the prayer of a young mother to save her child. He is also sending a group of people to bring all the tribes in that area hope and the message of the gospel. This area is the home of the last unreached people group. As the Bible says, when they receive the gospel, then the end shall come. This is the ultimate mission trip. Satan knows this, and he is doing everything in his power to deter these missionaries of God. This book deals with their call, and what they go through to get to Paraguay. Four of these people are already in Paraguay, and Satan is busy in that village also.

Future Crimes

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Author: Marc Goodman
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Future Crimes by Marc Goodman Book Resume:

From one of the world's leading authorities on global security, Future Crimes takes readers deep into the digital underground to illuminate the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you—and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than you ever thought possible. Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways—but there is an ominous flip side. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology, and modern times have lead to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank accounts and wiping out computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt of electricity, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion. Meanwhile, 3D printers produce AK-47s, terrorists can download the recipe for the Ebola virus, and drug cartels are building drones. This is just the beginning of the tsunami of technological threats coming our way. In Future Crimes, Marc Goodman rips opens his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, but based in startling fact, Future Crimes raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Future Crimes is a call to action for better security measures worldwide, but most importantly, it will empower readers to protect themselves against looming technological threats—before it's too late.

Sciatica and Chronic Pain

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Author: Robert W. Baloh
Publisher: Springer
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Sciatica and Chronic Pain by Robert W. Baloh Book Resume:

This highly engaging title offers a concise, state-of-the-art overview of the management of sciatica and chronic pain. Written by a well-known neurologist, the book explores the multifaceted approach to the management of sciatica and chronic pain from many viewpoints, including the pharmacologic and surgical, as well as less orthodox methods. In discussing the many different aspects of pain – including neural networks, neural transmitters and genetic viewpoints – the book also provides a thorough review of how various factors interact to make us perceive pain. Importantly, the neuroscience and medical jargon that goes with the field is minimized by the author by defining terms as they are introduced and providing a glossary with definitions of key terms. Contributing to the unique nature of this highly instructive book, three patients with sciatica and chronic pain are followed serially throughout the text to illustrate important concepts that are discussed. A wide range of charts, figures and tables help clarify new concepts as well. Practical and illustrative, Sciatica and Chronic Pain: Past, Present and Future will be of great interest to a wide audience, including medical trainees and practicing physicians at all stages of their careers. Patients may find the book of significant value as well.

Code 211 Blue

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Author: Joseph D. McNamara
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Code 211 Blue by Joseph D. McNamara Book Resume:

No one knows the real world of modern day cops like Joseph D. McNamara. In his new novel, this former beat cop and big-city police chief takes you inside the maelstrom that America's front line foot soldiers face everyday--from the street snitches to the thugs in City Hall, from the deals that get cut to the danger that never lets you go. . . . Kevin McKay is a hometown boy who grew up to be a cop. Now he's out of the fire and into the heat--transferred from narcotics to a serial rape case that is turning into murder. But while McKay scours San Francisco from the Tenderloin to Chinatown for a perp known only as Ski Mask, a web of betrayal is being spun by the most dangerous enemies a cop can ever have--the ones who carry a badge. Trusting no one--not his bosses, not the rich lady he's falling in love with--McKay is fighting back against a death trap with his wits, his courage, and his honor . . . on streets stained forever with blood.

Approval and Monitoring of Narcotic Treatment Programs

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Author: Lynne C. McArthur,Yvonne Goldsberry
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
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Approval and Monitoring of Narcotic Treatment Programs by Lynne C. McArthur,Yvonne Goldsberry Book Resume:

Provides basic information to direct care providers at the state level as they address Fed. regulatory procedures for the development and management of narcotic treatment programs. Presents information about state and Fed. application requirements for program approval and compliance with ongoing regulatory standards. Also serves as a reference for Fed. agencies and state authorities involved in program oversight, management, and technical assistance. Includes FDA and DEA forms and regulations, confidentiality reg's., standard definitions used during application and monitoring, investigational new drug application reg's.


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Author: Michael McKnight
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
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Intercepted by Michael McKnight Book Resume:

Hailing from suburban Los Angeles, raised by supportive parents, and educated at a boys-only parochial school, Darryl Henley had it all. He earned a history degree from UCLA, became a first-team All American for the Bruins in 1988, and was a rising star as the starting cornerback for the LA Rams in the early nineties. How Henley, in the space of three short years, went from golden NFL role model to federal inmate is one of the most bizarre stories in the annals of sport-stars-turned-criminal. The product of eight years of investigative research and over one hundred interviews, Intercepted has all the dark corners and unexpected twists of the most sophisticated legal thrillers. Michael McKnight takes us into Henley’s fourth season in the NFL, when he met a Rams cheerleader named Tracy Donaho and bumped into a boyhood friend named Willie McGowan—a onetime youth-league standout who had since turned to drug trafficking. The tale devolves from there, as Henley, Donaho, and McGowan embark on a scheme to transport cocaine that lands Henley in federal prison, where he attempts to arrange a Mafia hit on the sentencing judge and the star witness against him: Donaho. Detailing how one of the best and brightest of our professional athletes destroyed himself through temptation, arrogance, and anger at a justice system that he felt had failed him, Intercepted is also a cautionary tale about American culture, as disturbing as it is impossible to ignore.

Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction

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Author: Rod Colvin
Publisher: Addicus Books
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Overcoming Prescription Drug Addiction by Rod Colvin Book Resume:

This newly revised third edition delves into the most widely abused narcotic in the U.S.—prescription drugs. The book offers help to those suffering from this type of addiction as well as their families. The topics discussed include dynamics of addiction and the newest treatment options, who is at risk for addiction, why more teens are abusing prescription drugs, the symptoms of withdrawal, and methods of intervention for family members. Personal stories from addicts who describe their journeys into recovery are also included.

Coming Clean

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Author: Jorge L. Valdés,Ken Abraham
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Coming Clean by Jorge L. Valdés,Ken Abraham Book Resume:

We live in a world where many live by the "what have you done for me lately?" philosophy. Love, care, and concern is based on what a person has done for them, who that person is, or for what they can get out of a situation. We are self-centered in our love as a society. Against this kind of love comes unconditional love. It is the kind of love that expresses itself to everyone, no matter who they are, no matter what they have done, and expects nothing in return. When Jesus Christ walked the earth as the God/man this was the kind of love he exhibited to others. His death on the cross is God's ultimate expression of unconditional love. As we live Christian lives, the call is upon us to practice unconditional love just as God does. This generation desperately needs to experience genuine, unselfish, Godly love. In UNCONDITIONAL, the author chronicles his journey seeking to practice unconditional love, sometimes successfully, sometimes struggling. May his journey inspire the reader to be God's example of His unconditional love.This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.Sometime in the early 1990's, I started writing on a "typewriter", that's what I said, a "typewriter". I don't know why I began writing, nobody asked me to write and I never considered writing as something I'd just do, but there I was clumsily, slowly but creatively pecking away. Writing down thoughts, ideas, streets, characters, chatter, dialogue and actions that actually made me laugh and or reflect. After some months had passed, I had finished my first complete story, which I never read again. But instead I threw it in a drawer unedited and unread by anyone. I began to write another story, which I eventually finished and again tossed it into another drawer, unedited and unread. Almost right away I wrote a play and again tossed it into another drawer. Talking about your closet writer! I continued to write short stories about events and relationships unplanned or outlined, letting the characters, times and places drive my way through each chronicle while piling story on top of story in my desk drawer. So what was it? Why did I continue to write? Hell, because I got off on it. I wasn't trying to make a name for myself as an "author" or try to become rich, but it was just for the time I spend alone in my writer's closet with not a soul around to tell me what to do or where to go, how things should be done, or the heartache of the world we live in. I have determined that if nobody reads a word, writing is just something I like to do. Now, we've finally come to this, Chronicles of a Nappi Head. ENJOYDo you know the secrets behind your church doors?Tori Braswell is a young and aspiring career woman who fell downon her luck in love. She meets a man who changes her life forever.He is her lover as well as her friend, but the problem is he is also herPastor. The adulterous affair becomes their biggest secret and theirworse nightmare.When a life changing event in the Pastor's family tests his relationshipwith Tori, she decides to move on and meets Clayton Garrison theperfect man. He is handsome, kind and single; but when he learns thesecret of Tori's affair with her Pastor, it strains their relationship.A fatal accident occurs and a life is lost; another is hanging betweenlife and death, and someone is left waiting.In this book, I do not intend to write in detail about the sisal plant and its husbandry as such account in thoroughly discussed in the book titled Sisal by G. Lock and others. This book will only carry full history as regards to when and how sisal came to Tanzania and its post independence development. It will also discuss how the industry was managed by both German and British Colonial regimes with emphasis on how sisal cutters were recruited within the country and deplorable conditions of their employment-which might lead one to suspect that the recruitment exercise was somehow another form of modern slavery in modern times when British, Greeks, and Asian nationals were managing sisal estates during the British colonial rule.The rain, which had sputtered across the landscape for a fortnight, had ceased. A brief spell of warmth and sunshine had bathed the gardens all morning, bringing the world into summer bloom.I have learned that creative activity can only take place when an inner voice compels one to write or compose. James Baldwin said that there were days when the muses simply were not speaking to him; therefore he could not write. I agree with that. The poems in this collection came to me as a result of things that profoundly affected me at the time. Thus, producing words in my mind that had to be put on paper. I particularly recall the day the Carolina wren pushed me to write The Carolina Wren Came Calling. My Lord What a Morning was composed after a memorable trip to Washington, DC and He Walked Away From Me, after the death of my partner. Life does change rapidly so set sail and enjoy. I have discovered through out my years in the ministry, that many pastors were having difficulty counseling their members. Basically because people do not only deal with the problems of mans sinful nature, but they also deal with psychological problems, that could be generic in their make up. Then there are the generational curses that may not have been broken. This is why I believe, that pastors need to be equipped to counsel the whole man, and to assess mental disorders from sinful nature behavior. The answer to problems and remedies used today show that the consumption of medicines is quite popular. However complete wholeness through the word of God should be as popular. The bible states in proverbs 24:6 (Amp), for by wise counsel you can wage your war and in an abundance of counselors there is victory and safety.This book is dedicated to all the victims who died on September 11, 2001. In addition to the 2, 750 people who died in Manhattan, 184 individuals died at the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and 40 victims died in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. May we never forget them and may we hold their memories in our hearts forever.I am a retired Senior Design Engineer living in warm, sunny San Diego, California. I find writing a very relaxing hobby as well as a way to put down my thoughts and events of the day. I also enjoy writing rhyming children's tales of magical wonder and enchantment, hopefully someday soon to have published. I especially enjoy putting on paper my childhood days living in an orphanage and three foster homes. Each problem is a small bit of my life as a child, and I have written a book of my younger days up to the age of 21, when I started my drive to San Diego from New York City on a cold winter's night. Best drive I have made. Life is good no matter how bad it may seem. Enjoy it to the fullest.My hobbies are; reading, writing, RC model boats, building them, sailing them, electronic tinkering, computers, digital photography of sunsets, and being a "health food" fanatic.This story is about sex drugs hookers, pimps con people and Corrupted polices. A young man named Jessie Lee Johnson goes north to find a better world. Found his self in the middle of this life. Jessie never heard of a hooker or a pimp until he go to Chicago. Jessie fell into that life witch was a perfect fit. Jessie said all he did was be himself that was stay a gentleman. Women reach out to him for help but would not change there World. Jessie Made money decided to go back home and help the poor people.This is one of eight volumes on the Declaration of Independence. These last four contain only about 25 extended essays each. Rolwing examines nearly all the major writers on our Basic Charter, most of whom repudiate it. He focuses on their manifold criticisms and rejections, reveals their multiple distortions and misunderstandings, rebukes their self-contradictions and inconsistencies, and pities their general theo-phobia. He argues that while America was Founded almost completely by Protestant Christians (the only two "deists" were not even "deists"), what was Founded was formally only a philosophical product, not a faith based or Christian one, although the philosophy had been more Catholic than Protestant. Rolwing makes a great deal of American history, law, ethics, politics, philosophy, and theology easily accessible to the average reader. Each 5 minute essay can give you a high for the whole day."Certainly the Declaration is worth many an hour explaining and defending it. Mr. Rolwing seeks to make the problems brought up about the document capable of being understood by both scholar and ordinary citizen."A Season in Prison" is a unique contribution to prison literature. It is subtle and often poetic. More importantly, it shows how one man redirected. His rage into love and imagination as the most enduring and effective tools of survival.Fasting is a means to treat incurable diseases of the present time.Fasting is an operation without using surgical knife, is a victory to ourselves to rejuvenate our cells, to enhance resistance system etc...Meditation is also a means for people to live happily and peacefully or Medication is a way to live happily, to pass away peacefully. The world is more peaceful and happier as we are in a day of fasting and meditation.TIEN THIEN KHI CONG helps everyone live healthily, happily, peacefully, and freely at passing away.Special thanks to the folks that supported me throughout thecreation of this book. I could not have gotten through it withouta lot of help. Patty Tidd, John's special lady was a big supporter.Thanks to Bob Shipley and Summer Foovay for your editing eyes.Brent Martin and his family helped me decide on a title for thebook so they deserve thanks as well. Without the patience of mydear husband, Gregg, I would never had been able to accomplisha finished product. Thanks to everyone for your help.This is a thoughtful and intricate novel (by my father) that raises questions not only about the potential of cyber terrorism but about America's role in the world. It tells the story of two aging computer experts who are forced out of retirement to try to combat an attack on America's computerized financial infrastructure. The terrorists have an unusual demand--that the United States establish a Department of Peace. There are moments of drama, humor and levity, and ultimately the story is critical of aspects of both Islamic fundamentalism and of the kind of dogmatic, tone-deaf American foreign policy that has characterized the Bush administration.The Ferrari Vendetta is a well written suspense\ action packed novel. The author, Richard Jay, piques the interest of the reader with his colorful and descriptive writing style. He keeps the reader intrigued with the plot and it's a Can't put it down novel.

Tokyo Underworld

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Author: Robert Whiting
Publisher: Vintage
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Tokyo Underworld by Robert Whiting Book Resume:

A riveting account of the role of Americans in the evolution of the Tokyo underworld in the years since 1945. In the ashes of postwar Japan lay a gold mine for certain opportunistic, expatriate Americans. Addicted to the volatile energy of Tokyo's freewheeling underworld, they formed ever-shifting but ever-profitable alliances with warring Japanese and Korean gangsters. At the center of this world was Nick Zappetti, an ex-marine from New York City who arrived in Tokyo in 1945, and whose restaurant soon became the rage throughout the city and the chief watering hole for celebrities, diplomats, sports figures, and mobsters. Tokyo Underworld chronicles the half-century rise and fall of the fortunes of Zappetti and his comrades, drawing parallels to the great shift of wealth from America to Japan in the late 1980s and the changes in Japanese society and U.S.-Japan relations that resulted. In doing so, Whiting exposes Japan's extraordinary "underground empire": a web of powerful alliances among crime bosses, corporate chairmen, leading politicians, and public figures. It is an amazing story told with a galvanizing blend of history and reportage.

Drugs and Politics

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Author: Paul E. Rock
Publisher: Routledge
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Drugs and Politics by Paul E. Rock Book Resume:

This collection examines the ambiguous relationship be-tween the politically mute, average drug user and the small number, socially distant from the common user, who started the work of undermining official definitions of drug use. The drug users' identification with the issues of power, freedom, oppression, and libertarianism, triggered by the experience of police and penal regulations, is discussed, as is the influence of the growth in the collective competence of users and the changes in the using population on the shifting image of drugs.

Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice

Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Arnold M. Washton,Joan E. Zweben
Publisher: Guilford Press
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Treating Alcohol and Drug Problems in Psychotherapy Practice by Arnold M. Washton,Joan E. Zweben Book Resume:

Written specifically for the office-based psychotherapist, this practical guide describes how to detect, assess, diagnose, and treat clients presenting with a range of alcohol and drug problems. Detailed is an integrated, flexible psychotherapeutic approach that emphasizes building a strong therapeutic relationship, engaging clients "where they are," and addressing substance use within the larger context of their lives. The authors describe in very pragmatic terms how to use a combination of motivational, cognitive-behavioral, 12-step, and psychodynamic techniques with clients in different stages of change. Techniques are brought to life with numerous case vignettes, and appendices include reproducible client forms and handouts.

The Balloon Man

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Author: Charlotte Armstrong
Publisher: Open Road Media
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The Balloon Man by Charlotte Armstrong Book Resume:

A woman attempts to flee her abusive husband in a thriller The New York Times Book Review calls “an unforgettable reading experience.” Overworked cocktail waitress Sherry Reynard doesn’t expect much anymore from her husband, Ward, whom she’s supported for years. A struggling writer and sometimes-junkie coddled by his wealthy parents, Ward spends his days lost in a fog of self-pity and hallucinations. Then, one morning, he attacks his wife in a sudden, unprovoked, violent fit of rage. When he turns on their three-year-old son, Johnny, Sherry bashes Ward into submission, grabs her boy, and runs. As Johnny recuperates in the hospital, Sherry rents a room in a boarding house—among a group of outcasts—anxious to escape her marriage and her memories. But when her vindictive in-laws file a suit for custody of Johnny, Sherry’s oppressive world starts closing in. She needs someone on her side. When new boarder Clifford Stone arrives, he’s just what Sherry’s looking for. Charming and sympathetic, he’s promised to be there should Sherry ever need him—he’s also been hired by Ward’s calculating father to insinuate himself into her life. Clifford has been paid well to love Sherry, manipulate her, destroy her reputation, and, if need be, even worse. The Balloon Man was made into Claude Chabrol’s classic 1970 film, La Rupture (The Breach). A gripping suspense novel, it will have you “flipping your wig all the way to the last page” (Kirkus Reviews). “Old fashioned suspense has given way to contemporary trauma and you’ll be flipping your wig all the way to the last page. . . . You won’t want to finish it.” —Kirkus Reviews

Drug Warrior

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Author: Jack Riley
Publisher: Hachette Books
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DEA Agent Jack Riley, "[Chicago's] most famous federal agent since the days of The Untouchables" (-Rolling Stone) tells the inside story of his 30-year hunt for the drug kingpin known as El Chapo, and reveals the true causes of the American opioid epidemic. Jack Riley, grandson of a Chicago cop known for using his fists, was born to be a drug warrior. Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera, who farmed marijuana and opium poppies as a teenager in Mexico, was born to be a drug lord. Their worlds collided when Riley, a career special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, was promoted to lead the fight against Chapo on the border at El Paso. Drug Warrior is the story of Riley's decades-long hunt for the world's most wanted drug lord, set against the rise of modern international drug trafficking, and America's spiraling opioid epidemic. Jack Riley started his career as an undercover street agent in Chicago busting small-time dealers. By the time he worked his way up to second in command of the DEA-a post few field agents ever reach-he had overseen every major mission to capture foreign drug kingpins since the 1990s, and had witnessed first-hand how El Chapo changed the game. As brilliant as he was lethal, Chapo not only decimated his competition, he foresaw Americans' dependence on opioids and heroin, and manipulated supply to increase demand. Riley's story culminates as he and the DEA win their greatest victory-the capture and extradition of his long-time nemesis-and Chapo faces his darkest fear: U.S. justice. A riveting memoir of life inside the drug wars, and a never-before-seen glimpse of the inner-workings of the DEA, Drug Warrior is a critical examination of how America's opioid crisis came to be, and the extraordinary people fighting it.

The Practitioner's Guide to Psychoactive Drugs

The Practitioner's Guide to Psychoactive Drugs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Ellen L. Bassuk,Stephen C. Schoonover,Alan J. Gelenberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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The Practitioner's Guide to Psychoactive Drugs by Ellen L. Bassuk,Stephen C. Schoonover,Alan J. Gelenberg Book Resume:

Books, like people, are born, and, if they survive the trauma of birth, mature in response to a changing environment. This volume is no exception. It imme diately proved its usefulness to psychiatric clinicians upon its publication six years ago, and it is not surprising to find it now entering a new phase of life in a second edition. The many and significant changes that the reader will find herein reflect not only the rapid growth of knowledge in the field of psy chopharmacology but also the editors' wise awareness of the need to incorpo rate that knowledge into clinical practice. Important new sections have been added on the management of elderly patients, on the pharmacological approach to those with temporal lobe epilepsy, and on the use of psychoactive medications during pregnancy. The existing clinical sections have been expanded, and the format has been altered to make the volume more practi cally useful for the harried clinician. Most important of all, the discussions of individual drugs have been carefully revised to update information about those medications that have stood the test of time and to include those newer pharmacological agents that have appeared on the clinical scene since the publication of the first edition. This last task has been significantly aided by the addition of Dr. Alan J. Gelenberg to the family of editors; his clinical and scientific knowledge nicely complements that of Drs. Bassuk and Schoonover, and its influence is evident throughout.

Drugs and Youth: The Challenge of Today

Drugs and Youth: The Challenge of Today [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Ernest Harms
Publisher: Elsevier
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Drugs and Youth: The Challenge of Today by Ernest Harms Book Resume:

Drugs and Youth: The Challenge of Today mainly focuses on the issue of drug addiction in youth and on how to bring this issue to the knowledge of the concerned sectors. This text first discusses the effects on the fetus and newborn of drug abuse in pregnancy. This book then explains the major drugs adolescents and young adults take, including solvents wherein a survey related to this is also presented in this publication. The effects of these drugs, such as physical and mental illnesses, are also tackled. This text also looks into the approaches in the treatment of adolescent drug addicts, including the withdrawal syndrome, group therapy, and psychotherapy. This book concludes by explaining the religious problematic and aftercare problems with the juvenile drug addict. This publication will be invaluable to medical practitioners, sociologists, social workers, ministers, and students doing a research on drug addiction in youth.

Drugs, Thugs and Skullduggery

Drugs, Thugs and Skullduggery [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Stanley R Sanders
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
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Drugs, Thugs and Skullduggery by Stanley R Sanders Book Resume:

A drug-runner, is spotted by police while carrying illegal drugs. Cornered, he tries to hide the bag which ends up in the inspection hatch of a large food mixing unit. He meets with a sudden death and the knowledge of the whereabouts of the drugs dies with him. Over the following days, the vibration of the food mixing machine causes the drugs to be slowly released and fall into mixes destined for the consumer market. Soon people from all walks of society are innocently eating foods that contain LSD, Cocaine, Viagra, Speed and other mind and body altering substances with outrageous and sometimes catastrophic outcomes............. “Drugs, Thugs and Skullduggery” is the story of the hunt for the illicit goods by both the police and the underworld whilst increasingly bizarre and strange events occur in the background. Please note that the book contains adult material including violence and scenes of a sexual nature including male rape

Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction in the Long Nineteenth Century

Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction in the Long Nineteenth Century [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Daniel Malleck
Publisher: Routledge
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Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction in the Long Nineteenth Century by Daniel Malleck Book Resume:

This collection captures key themes and issues in the broad history of addiction and vice in the Anglo-American world. Focusing on the long nineteenth-century, the volumes consider how scientific, social, and cultural experiences with drugs, alcohol, addiction, gambling, and prostitution varied around the world. What might be considered vice, or addiction could be interpreted in various ways, through various lenses, and such activities were interpreted differently depending upon the observer: the medical practitioner; the evangelical missionary; the thrill seeking bon-vivant, and the concerned government commissioner, to name but a few. For example, opium addiction in middle class households resulting from medical treatment was judged much differently than Chinese opium smoking by those in poverty or poor living conditions in North American work camps on the west coast, or on the streets of Soho. This collection will assemble key documents representing both the official and general view of these various activities, providing readers with a cross section of interpretations and a solid grounding in the material that shaped policy change, cultural interpretation, and social action.

Living With Drugs

Living With Drugs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Michael Gossop
Publisher: Routledge
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Living With Drugs by Michael Gossop Book Resume:

Now in its seventh edition, Living with Drugs continues to be a well-respected and indispensable reference tool. Michael Gossop has updated this new edition to take account of new laws and practices that have come in to place since the previous edition, published in 2007. Written in an accessible style and providing a balanced perspective, the book is ideal for non-specialists in training, such as student nurses and social workers and for anyone with an interest in this complex, ever-present and emotive issue.

Karch's Pathology of Drug Abuse

Karch's Pathology of Drug Abuse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Steven B. Karch MD,Olaf Drummer
Publisher: CRC Press
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Karch's Pathology of Drug Abuse by Steven B. Karch MD,Olaf Drummer Book Resume:

Written in the same accessible manner as previous editions, the fifth edition of Karch‘s Pathology of Drug Abuse is an essential guide to the pathology, toxicology, and pharmacology of commonly abused drugs. The book focuses on the investigation of drug-related deaths, practical approaches to the detection of drug abuse, and discussions of medical

Drug Law Reform in East and Southeast Asia

Drug Law Reform in East and Southeast Asia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Fifa Rahman,Nick Crofts
Publisher: Lexington Books
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Drug Law Reform in East and Southeast Asia by Fifa Rahman,Nick Crofts Book Resume:

This book gathers perspectives from across Asia into one place, allowing for effective advocacy. It offers a single source of material that can be used by health professionals in East and Southeast Asia on drug policy and explains recent changes towards harm reduction and treatment modalities to the general public in East and Southeast Asia.

Outreach-Risk Reduction Strategies for Changing HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Injection Drug Users

Outreach-Risk Reduction Strategies for Changing HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Injection Drug Users [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
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Outreach-Risk Reduction Strategies for Changing HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Injection Drug Users by DIANE Publishing Company Book Resume:

Based on data from 28 sites that contributed data on HIV-related risk behavior among 13,475 injection drug users and 1,637 sexual partners of IDUs who were followed for a period of 6 months. Results on: risk behavior assessments of IDUs, risk behavior assessments for sex partners of IDUs, and knowledge of AIDS among IDUs and sexual partners. 32 tables. Extensive references.

Dragon Chaser

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Author: Mark Lloyd
Publisher: iUniverse
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Dragon Chaser by Mark Lloyd Book Resume:

When nineteen-year-old Mark Lloyd entered the US Army in Seattle, Washington, in 1968, he thought he was invulnerable. His induction that year marked the beginning of a long career in public service. In Dragon Chaser, he recounts his journey—entering the army, earning a green beret, serving in Vietnam, working as a police officer on the streets of south central Los Angeles, and joining the DEA. In this memoir, Lloyd tells how he became an undercover narcotics agent and served in the world’s illegal drug hot spots—chasing the dragon of illicit heroin in Los Angeles, Guam, and Thailand. Dragon Chaser narrates how he led teams of DEA agents raiding jungle cocaine laboratories and ambushing clandestine airstrips in Peru, how he helped solve DEA’s worst case of corruption in Los Angeles, and how he managed some of DEA’s foreign operations while assigned to DEA headquarters. The stories include Lloyd’s deployment on a special mission to war-scarred Bosnia, and how he successfully handled a difficult narcotics case involving a DEA employee falsely imprisoned by the recalcitrant Pakistani government. A remarkable memoir of a baby boomer’s adventures in public service, Dragon Chaser recounts Lloyd’s participation and observations in some of America’s actions, both major and minor, throughout the last four decades.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Sarah E. Boslaugh
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society by Sarah E. Boslaugh Book Resume:

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society explores the social and policy sides of the pharmaceutical industry and its pervasive influence in society. While many technical STM works explore the chemistry and biology of pharmacology and an equally large number of clinically oriented works focus on use of illegal drugs, substance abuse, and treatment, there is virtually nothing on the immensely huge business (“Big Pharma”) of creating, selling, consuming, and regulating legal drugs. With this new Encyclopedia, the topic of socioeconomic, business and consumer, and legal and ethical issues of the pharmaceutical industry in contemporary society around the world are addressed. Key Features: 800 signed articles, authored by prominent scholars, are arranged A-to-Z and published in a choice of electronic or print formats Although arranged A-to-Z, a Reader's Guide in the front matter groups articles by thematic areas Front matter also includes a Chronology highlighting significant developments in this field All articles conclude with Further Readings and Cross References to related articles Back matter includes an annotated Resource Guide to further research, a Glossary, Appendices (e.g., statistics on the amount and types of drugs prescribed, etc.), and a detailed Index The Index, Reader’s Guide, and Cross References combine for search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition The SAGE Encyclopedia of Pharmacology and Society is an authoritative and rigorous source addressing the pharmacology industry and how it influences society, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries as a source for both students and researchers to utilize.

Murder in Monterey

Murder in Monterey [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Eric Patrick Danielson
Publisher: Archway Publishing
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Murder in Monterey by Eric Patrick Danielson Book Resume:

As the war rages overseas in Vietnam, the peaceful town of Monterey, California, is covered in blood. Phil Burt works at Argos Magazine. A murder occurred in nearby Salinas in July, and Burt is the prime suspect. Still, his indictment is uncertain, so three undercover U.S. Marshals are sent in for further investigation. Dell, Hank, and Mabel know this terrain well, and they quickly integrate into their assumed identities. Dell gets a post working for Argos with Burt. The more Dell gets to know their supposed suspect, the more he doubts his guilt. Dell even goes so far as to help Burt avoid a murder charge--not exactly playing by the book. There is still a murderer in the sunny state of California, but Dell is convinced Burt is not their man. So begins an undercover investigation into the real Salinas killer, but in a country torn by political upheaval, getting straight answers has never been more difficult. Will the Marshals find the right killer, or will an innocent man end up behind bars?

Key Concepts in Substance Misuse

Key Concepts in Substance Misuse [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Aaron Pycroft
Publisher: SAGE
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Key Concepts in Substance Misuse by Aaron Pycroft Book Resume:

Drug use is a major challenge for public services, healthcare professionals and policy-makers all over the world. This book offers a complete overview of the issues associated with substance misuse from an interdisciplinary perspective. It begins by providing a reference guide to the different psychoactive substances, looking at the biological and psychological impact of their use. Key issues in the effect drugs have on society are then addressed, before outlining methods of recovery and therapy. Chapters include: Reflective questions to challenge readers’ assumptions Case studies to help students understand the impact of substances on individuals Links to further resources to expand readers’ knowledge It will be valuable reading for those studying on degrees in criminology, health, nursing, social work and counselling.

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: David MacGregor
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Fallen Soufflé by David MacGregor Book Resume:

London: June 1897. It's the day before Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and her son, the playboy Prince of Wales, arrives at 221B Baker Street pursued by anarchist assassins. The greatest chef in the world, Auguste Escoffier, also arrives, his career about to be shattered by blackmail and scandal. Can Holmes, Watson, and Irene Adler save the life of the heir to the British crown and the reputation of the master chef? This action-filled tale of royal debauchery, priceless gems, and gourmet food will provide Dr. Watson with the material for Sherlock Holmes' most bizarre and tastiest case.

You Can Choose to be Happy

You Can Choose to be Happy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Tom G. Stevens PhD
Publisher: You Can Choose To Be Happy
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You Can Choose to be Happy by Tom G. Stevens PhD Book Resume:

Dr. Stevens' research identifies specific learnable beliefs and skills--not general, inherited traits--that cause people to be happy and successful.

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher: Academic Press
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Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing by Amitava Dasgupta Book Resume:

Critical Issues in Alcohol and Drugs of Abuse Testing, Second Edition, addresses the general principles and technological advances for measuring drugs and alcohol, along with the pitfalls of drugs of abuse testing. Many designer drugs, for example, are not routinely tested in drugs of abuse panels and may go undetected in a drug test. This updated edition is a must-have for clinical pathologists, toxicologists, clinicians, and medical review officers and regulators, bridging the gap between technical and clinical information. Topics of note include the monitoring of pain management drugs, bath salts, spices (synthetic marijuana), designer drugs and date rape drugs, and more. Serves as a ready resource of information for alcohol and drug testing Ideal resource for making decisions related to the monitoring and interpretation of results Includes concise content for clinical laboratory scientists, toxicologists and clinicians

Sorrows of a Century

Sorrows of a Century [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: John C. Weaver
Publisher: McGill-Queen\'s Press - MQUP
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Sorrows of a Century by John C. Weaver Book Resume:

In Sorrows of a Century, John Weaver describes how personal relationships, work, poverty, war, illness, and legal troubles have driven thousands to despair. His study is set in twentieth-century New Zealand where - in spite of high standards of living and a commitment to social welfare - citizens have experienced the profound losses and stresses of the human condition. Focusing on New Zealand because it has the most comprehensive and accessible coroners' records, Weaver analyzes a staggering amount of information to determine the social and cultural factors that contribute to suicide rates. He examines the country's investigations into sudden deaths, places them within the context of major events and societal changes, and turns to witnesses' statements, suicide notes, and medical records to remark on prevention strategies. His extensive survey of twelve thousand cases also provides an insightful assessment of psychiatry and psychology in the last century. In reviewing the motives and methods of suicide, Weaver points out the complications facing deterrence. Moving beyond the timeless present of the social sciences and the irrationality emphasized in psychology, Sorrows of a Century marshals testimony to highlight the historical context and rational conduct behind suicide.