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On drugs

Author :  Chris Fleming

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  • Country Australia
  • Publisher Giramondo Publishing Company, Australia
  • ISBN9781925818048
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Info222 pages ; 24 cm.
  • CategoriesDU - Oceania (South Seas)
  • Product Weight310 gms.
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In a memoir by turns insightful and outlandish, Fleming combines meticulous observation with a keen sense of the absurdity of his actions. He describes the intricacies of drug use and acquisition, the impact of drugs on the intellect and emotions, and the chaos that emerges as his tightly managed existence unravels into hospitalisations, arrests and family breakdown. His account is accompanied by searching reflections on his childhood, during which he developed acute obsessive compulsive disorder and became fixated on the rituals of martial arts, music-making and bodybuilding. In confronting the pathos and comedy of drug use, On Drugs also opens out into meditations on the self and its deceptions, religion, masculinity, mental illness, and the tortuous path to recovery. 'A searching, considered account of drug and alcohol use and the mechanisms of addiction. Drug addicts -- Biography. | Drug addiction -- Treatment -- Australia. | Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- Australia -- Biography. | Australian

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