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Opium Poppy

Beware the opioid epidemic

A complete guide to cultivating and harvesting the beautiful opium poppy.

The opium poppy is a potent plant that has been cultivated and used for thousands of years to alleviate suffering. The use of plant substances as alternatives to synthetic medicines is resurging due to their beneficial properties and less-toxic side effects. For example, many cancer and HIV sufferers are growing opium for personal use.

Opium Poppy Garden is the only book available that describes the cultivation, harvest and pharmacology of opium in a format that combines literary and instructional writing. The heart of the book is the tale of Ch'ien, a young Chinese man who travels from Costa Rica to Columbia to grow an opium garden in the manner his Taoist grandfather taught him. The story, in conjunction with "The Cultivator's Diary" and the technical appendix, provide the reader with a working knowledge of this plant.

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Provides a detailed look at opium today in the context of its long history of use as a therapeutic and recreational drug. Opium use dates back 7000 years--longer than any other drug. This book looks at social changes and how they have affected perceptions of opium. Dr. Thomas Sydenham wrote, "Among the remedies which it has pleased the Almighty God to give to man to relieve his sufferings, none is so universal and so efficacious as opium." From this gloving description of opium--written 325 years ago--to today, perceptions of opium have changed dramatically. Opium is now looked upon with fear more than anything else; along with its derivatives, opium is the most controlled drug in existence--some derivatives are unavailable even with a doctor's prescription.

The pharmacology and effects are discussed in non-technical terms. Drugs derived from opium, like heroin, and drugs created entirely in the lab, such as methadone, are explained.

The Little Book of Opium aids in "harm reduction" by providing useful information that can save lives of people using or experimenting with opium or its derivative. It will also help people better understand their medical treatment when faced with various

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Opium
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Many people believe that everyone who uses heroin is addicted. In fact, this is true of only about 20 percent of heroin users. By clearing up common misconceptions like these, this book provides information that can save the lives of people using the drug. The author recounts heroin's history, details its chemistry, tells what users need to know to avoid addiction, and demystifies the life of a user: from buying to administering to detoxing and staying clean.
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The Little Book of Heroin
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Interest in heroin is surging back after years of dormancy. Why? Supply and demand Drug cartels have increased the supply of heroin, so that it is cheaper and purer than ever before. Secondly, the Federal government's recent crack down on popular prescription opiates like OxcyContin, Percocet, and Vicodin so they are increasingly hard and costly to obtain on the black market. A recent study reveals that people who had recently abused prescription opiates are 19 times more likely to try heroin.

Fueled by a boom in supply and a decline in cost, heroin use is up around the nation and spreading to segments of the population once considered unlikely users. "Cool people are doing it " Remember the old slogan: "Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n Roll"? Heroin has a sexy side--very sexy. Black Opium: Ecstasy of the Forbidden brings heroin's sexy visions to life.

The world of black opium is a forbidden world where human bodies find themselves possessed and driven by desires which consume them in the flames of hot-blooded ecstasy, Black Opium describes every aspect of an opium smoker's life in lurid detail.

Often compared to James Joyces' Dubliners, Farrere's Black Opium consists of seventeen compelling tales delineating six periods in the history and use of opium. This edition of Black Opium is a reissue of And/Or Press' 1974 Fitz Hugh Ludlow edition, which features salacious illustrations by Alexander King, and the addition of a foreword by Dr. Moraes.

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Black Opium: Ecstasy of the Forbidden
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Heroin is a fascinating drug to most people. It is often referred to as the "hardest drug." By this logic, people might start with alcohol, work up to marijuana and maybe LSD. Then they reach to cocaine or methamphetamine. And finally, at the end of the journey is heroin. But like most things about heroin, this is more myth than reality.

For non-users, this mythic power is exciting. And writers for the last century have been more than willing to pander to such readers in pulp and art novels all the way up to television crime novels. But it is rare for the most people to get a real look at what is, after all, the very core of what heroin is about for its users.

To users, the interest is obvious. But ignorance of the the details of drug use among heroin users is rife -- usually based on what the author calls "old junkie tales." The difference between such folklore and the truth is often the difference between life and death.

Heroin User's Handbook reveals the largely hidden world of heroin use based upon actual work with users and countless scholarly books and articles. And it does it in an extremely readable, non-technical manner -- even while providing detained and accurate information.

The book discusses all aspects of heroin use: the acquisition of drugs, the administration of them, health risks, legal issues, social aspects, and addiction and detox. It provides the non-heroin world with a detailed look inside a very rarefied subculture. But it also provides the those in the heroin using world life-saving information.

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Heroin User's Handbook
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