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Author Salant, James.

Title Leaving dirty Jersey : a crystal meth memoir / James Salant.

Imprint New York : Simon Spotlight Entertainment, c2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  362.299 Sa31Bs 2007    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 342 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary With his nickname, Dirty Jersey, tattooed on forearm, James Salant wanted everyone to know he was a tough guy. At 18, after one too many run-ins with the cops for drug possession, he left his upper-middle-class home in Princeton, New Jersey, for a rehab facility in Riverside, California. He spent his year there shooting crystal meth and living as a petty criminal until a near psychotic episode convinced him to clean up. He provides graphic descriptions of life on crystal meth--the incredible sex drive, the paranoia, the cravings. He details the slang, the scams, and the psychoses, and weaves them into a narrative that is honest and authentic.--From publisher description.
Subject Ice (Drug)
Methamphetamine abuse -- New Jersey -- Case studies.
Drug addicts -- New Jersey -- Biography.
Amphetamine-Related Disorders -- Personal Narratives -- New Jersey.
ISBN 1416936297
Standard No. YDXCP 2465568
AU@ 000041178939
NZ1 11184648

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