Narcomania: A Journey Through Britain's Drug World (Paperback)

by Max Daly, Steve Sampson

Format: Paperback 352 pages

Not in stock

Usually despatched in 3-5 days

£12.99

Delivered FREE
in the UK

"Narcomania" is a timely, gripping and informative investigation of drugs in the UK. Looking at the dealers, the users, the police and the politicians, the book charts how consumption and markets have fragmented and changed over the last decade; follows the money to reveal where Britain's licit and illicit economies overlap; explains where each of the major recreational drugs comes from; and maps which drugs are popular in different parts of the country. It will explode many of the myths and misconceptions about drug use, and tap into fraught debates about how politicians, parents and police should respond. In the wake of the internet boom, globalisation and a decade of decadence, Britain sits at a crossroads in the legalisation-versus-intolerance debate. While other nations have succeeded with progressive experiments, inertia and self-contradiction define British drug policy to the detriment of everyone except the criminal underworld. Unsurprisingly, in the light of this book, our politicians are confused about what will please or displease the all-important middle class electorate. Equally unsurprisingly, however, so much myth and confusion surrounds the subject that clarity must be brought to chaos if the wisdom of the crowd is ever to surface...

Book details

Published
04/10/2012

Publisher
William Heinemann Ltd

ISBN
9780434020836


Other books by this author See all titles

 

Customers who bought this title, also bought...

The prices displayed are for website purchases only, and may differ to the prices in Waterstones shops.