This book has text and 22 illustrations about the narcotic opiates opium, morphine and heroin, and about narcotic addiction, narcotic addicts and the trade in narcotics. Chapter subjects are Opium Poppies, Opium, Laudunum, Paregoric, Poppy Seeds, Morphine, Heroin, Narcotic Addiction, The Narcotic Addict, Narcotics Worldwide, and Trafficking in Narcotics. Each subject is presented and explained in depth, with both text and illustrations. The text is informative, descriptive and detailed, while the 22 attractive illustrations are interesting and explanatory. The illustrations nicely complement the text. Written by Phillip Duke Ph.D., an authority who has published five books on the subject, this book is all about narcotics, narcotic addiction and narcotic addicts. In addition to narcotics, it discusses narcotic addiction, where narcotic addicts are coming from, where they are going, and all their possible alternatives to narcotic addiction. If any of the above subjects interest you, then read this book, you will be glad you did.