The authors of the highly successful Cast the First Stone again expose another festering sore in American social life--drug addiction. Using vivid case histories of users and pushers of all ages and walks of life; capsule accounts of the machinations of the Maffia; and authentic, shocking information on the pathetically futile attempts to hunt dope smugglers and cure the addict, they have produced an angry, compellingly readable work of no-holds-barred dramatic journalism. What they say, they say with unflinching honesty and unorthodoxy. Stiff fines and long jail sentences are not the answer, they claim. It only makes the unfortunate addict feel more like a criminal. Instead, the authors suggest that clinics be set up to provide hopeless users with enough drugs to keep them from turning to crime and degradation. Take the profit out of dope, they argue, and smuggling will be cut down to almost nothing. This should arouse a storm of controversy in print and out--and it's a good thing! This book should be a must for every law enforcement officer, school library, settlement house and youngster tempted by ""the habit."" For large urban areas, and libraries of all sizes.