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Overcoming Prison and Addiction / Edition 1
     

Overcoming Prison and Addiction / Edition 1

by Chuck Terry, John Irwin, Todd R. Clear
 

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ISBN-10: 0534599044

ISBN-13: 9780534599041

Pub. Date: 12/17/2002

Publisher: Cengage Learning

An engaging writer, Chuck Terry presents this powerful study on the tremendous obstacles that drug addicts drifting in and out of prison must overcome in order to get clean and "make it" in society. Thoroughly researched and based on sound theory, this text covers how societal reaction to drugs and addiction shape criminal policy and behavior. Terry's powerful

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An engaging writer, Chuck Terry presents this powerful study on the tremendous obstacles that drug addicts drifting in and out of prison must overcome in order to get clean and "make it" in society. Thoroughly researched and based on sound theory, this text covers how societal reaction to drugs and addiction shape criminal policy and behavior. Terry's powerful voice as a writer brings each of "the fellas" to life as he tells their story on how they became addicts and documents their on going struggle with addiction—-both in and out of prison. Terry follows the story of "the fellas" as they beat the odds, get clean, and try to make a better life for themselves. And, he tells the somber story of those who are not able to overcome the obstacles of drugs and prison.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534599041
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/17/2002
Series:
The Wasdsworth Contemporary Issues in Crime and Justice Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. What Came Before and the Construction of Addict Images. 3. The Fellas: Early Pathways Toward Addiction and Incarceration. 4. Going Deeper—-Prisonization. 5. Ways Out/Breaking the Patterns—-The Redefinition of Self as Motivation to Change. 6. Ways Out: Developing New Perspectives. 7. Conclusion. Appendix A: A Bit More About the Research and Methodology. Bibliography.

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