Hooked! (1965 Anti Drug) comic books
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Hooked! graphically illustrates the dangers of heroin addiction. Smoking marijuana, often a precursor to more serious rug addition, is depicted along with other effects and consequences such as painful withdrawal, prostitution to get drug money, overdosing, and death by drug overdose. In the story told here, drug abuse tears a family apart and ruins two people's lives. The begins with Eddie recounting how he got started smoking pot through peer pressure. He soon learns how to use "H" (heroin) by snorting it and doing "skin pops". He meets a girl who begs him to quit and that only drives him to start shooting up. He soon starts stealing from her to keep the habit going. Eventually he gets his girlfriend hooked on "the junk" and she must start prostituting herself so they can both get their heroin. This miserable life continues for them for a while until one day she overdoses and dies. At the funeral Eddie is shunned by his family and called a murderer by hers. A very sad and scary story with a realistic tone. 32-pages, full-color, all newsprint, 6-in. x 4-in. No publication date or copyright, circa 1960-70.