According to some sources, heroin use by women has tripled in the last decade. Why? Is "the life" different for women? What about recovery programs? Is the problem the illegality of heroin or the drug itself? This program was inspired by the book "Women on Heroin," by Marsha Rosenbaum. Ginny Z. Berson talks with Sheila Murphy, Rosenbaum's research associate on the book, and two recovering addicts, Emma and Marilyn, who share some startling feelings about heroin use. Poetry by Avotcja and Sonido Afro Latina; Music by Joni Mitchell, Grace Slick, and Ricki Lee Jones.
Note on box: "Levels jumpy; some buzz under call-ins."
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.