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Hooked on heroin

drugs and drifters in a globalized world


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Translated by Aisling O'Neill Alarmingly, heroin is growing in popularity amongst young people. This is despite the fact that it is - more than any other drug - associated with failure, death, misery and poverty. This book explores why people are tempted by heroin and how globalization has played a key role in increasing the number of abusers. Rather than offer lofty and abstract theories on addiction, the author grounds his study firmly in the day-to-day lives of heroin users the mselves. Norrköping in Sweden is a mid-sized former industrial city like countless others throughout t.