." After reading "An Overview," please feel free to skip around, reading what you find interesting, ignoring what you don't. It is my fond hope, of course, that you will eventually find your way to Part V, "What to Do?"

If nothing else, the boxed quotes on each page (the part of the book written by other people) are worth turning the page for. (By the way, the most controversial quote—but an absolutely accurate one—is found in the .)

Thank you for reading.

Peter McWilliams


I never hurt nobody but myself
and that's nobody business
but by own.
BILLIE HOLIDAY

This book is dedicated
with deep appreciation to

Steven, Jadwiga, Emily, and Thomas (aka Sushi) Markoff

and

Michael, Maryanne, Danielle, and Rebecca Hesse

Thank you


It rankles me when somebody
tries to force somebody
to do something.
JOHN WAYNE

AIN'T NOBODY'S BUSINESS IF YOU DO

The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Country

Peter McWilliams

Prelude Press

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1996 by Prelude Press. Drug Abuse & Addiction, Detoxification, Treatment, Opiate Withdrawal. Substance Abuse: Heroin, Cocaine, Marijuana, Crystal meth, Vicodin, OxyContin, Amphetamines, Percocet and others.
All Rights Reserved. ISBN: 0-931580-58-7

Editor: Jean Sedillos
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Chart design: Scott Ford, David Goldman
Desktop publishing: Jean Bolt

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Perhaps the sentiments
contained in the following pages,
are not yet sufficiently fashionable
to procure them general favor;
a long habit of
not thinking a thing wrong,
gives it a superficial appearance
of being right,
and raises at first
a formidable outcry
in defence of custom.
But the tumult soon subsides.
THOMAS PAINE
Common Sense
January 1776

Copyright 1996 Peter McWilliams & Prelude Press

Last Revision: December 2, 1996