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Raymond Milek 10/21/2011 ENC-102 Thomas Edison State College October, 2011 Semester Written Assignment 4 Annotated Bibliography -Belluck, Pam. “Methadone, Once the Way Out, Suddenly Grows as a Killer Drug” The New York Times. The New York Times Company, 9 Feb. 2003. Print. 27 Oct. 2011 The original “cure” for heroin addiction, methadone is now looked at as a drug of abuse. The positive analgesic effects of methadone are contrasted with the recent epidemic of abuse. The author also looks into methadone now being sold as a “street drug”, and the potential for harm and overdose that abuse causes. Methadone is also contrasted with other popular pain relief drugs. Cost, potential for abuse, and efficacy of analgesic effect are explored for all drugs contrasted. -Burroughs, William S. Junky. New York: Ace Books, 1953. Print A seminal book, originally forced to be sold as a pulp novel, Junky takes the reader inside the mind and psyche of a heroin addict in the mid-1900’s. This book was the first of its kind, in the sense of its brazen exploration into the semi-autobiographical world of Burroughs’ heroin addiction. This book was originally written under Burroughs’—considered to be one of the most important artists of the “beat” generation—pen name, William Lee. The book is very graphic and telling, and was banned and edited multiple times. The book also explores the lack of treatment 1
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for heroin addicts at that time, when addiction was considered a form of insanity. A classic in its genre, and a must-read for those interested in the era’s view on addiction.
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