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O'Toole, Julie (2005) Heroin: a true story of drug addiction, hope and triumph. Dunshaughlin: Maverick House .

Julie grew up in an inner city neighbourhood where she was exposed to crime and drugs from a young age. She started using heroin when she was 16 and by the time she was 18 she was a chronic addict. "Heroin" details how she spent years living on the streets of Dublin; dealing drugs and stealing to feed her habit. It is a snapshot of how a young girl became a victim of circumstances. It happened in Dublin, but it could have happened anywhere in the world. Her life was saved by a chance encounter with a drugs counsellor who brought her to first to London, and then to America where she de-toxed and slowly began to rebuild her life.


Item Type:Book
Date:2005
Call No:BL2, NL4.2.2
Pages:195 p.
Publisher:Maverick House
Place of Publication:Dunshaughlin
ISBN:1-905379-01-3
Keywords:AOD use, abuse, and dependence, heroin, autobiography, Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB 3014 (Available), HRB 3065 (Available)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates) > Heroin
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of drugs and alcohol use > Drugs and alcohol recovery
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Drugs and alcohol effects and consequences

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