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*[[Beautiful Boy by David Sheff -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/918906]]\\
What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong? Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery. Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth, he was a charming boy, joyous and funny, a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings.

*[[Clean by Davis Sheff -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/3155819]]\\
These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of Beautiful Boy. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean is a leap beyond the traditional approaches to prevention and treatment of addiction and the mental illnesses that usually accompany it.

*[[Dope Sick by Walter Dean Myers -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2531147]]\\
A drug deal goes south and a cop has been shot. Lil J's on the run. And he's starting to get dope sick. He'd do anything to change the last twenty-four hours, and when he stumbles into an abandoned building, it actually might be possible.

*[[Crank by Ellen Hopkins -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2290642]]\\
Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina -- she's fearless.

*[[Go Ask Alice -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/839540]]\\
This groundbreaking classic is more compelling than ever for today's readers. A sensation when it was first published and a perennial bestseller ever since, this real-life diary charts an anonymous teenage girl's struggle with the seductive--and often fatal--world of drugs.

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*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/X?SEARCH=t:%28naked%20lunch%29+and+a:%28burroughs%29&searchscope=201&SORT=D&m=a|Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs]]\\
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*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b2440233~S201|Allegro by Joseph Machlis]]\\
A promising youth makes his debut as a concert violinist at Carnegie Hall, falls in love with a talented pianist, and then risks it all by beginning a dangerous affair with the cocaine-abusing wife of a wealthy patron.

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(:title Battling The Demons Within:)
(:description fiction and nonfiction about living with addiction - April 2008:)

Fiction and nonfiction about living with addiction. This list was added in April 2008.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b3038974~S41|The River Road by Karen Osborn]]\\
Inseparable friends since childhood, brothers David and Michael and their neighbor Kay embark on a night of adventure during which a drug-influenced David jumps off a bridge and sets a devastating series of events in motion.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b3509854~S201|The heroin diaries : a year in the life of a shattered rock star by Nikki Sixx with Ian Gittins]]\\
The co-founder of the rock band Motley Crue presents a candid account of his own descent into the hell of drug addiction, describing the impact of heroin on his life and the band.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b1668537~S201|Long Time Gone by David Crosby]]\\
Rock superstar David Crosby describes his early days as an actor, his tenure with the Byrds and the tremendous success of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young; his severe drug addiction, and the road to recovery and renewed prosperity.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/X?SEARCH=t:%28smack%29+and+a:%28burgess%29&searchscope=201&SORT=D&m=a|Smack by Melvin Burgess]]\\
After running away from their troubled homes, two English teenagers move in with a group of squatters in the port city of Bristol and try to find ways to support their growing addiction to heroin.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b3203134~S201|Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis]]\\
The lead singer and songwriter for the Red Hot Chili Peppers presents a memoir that captures the bright and dark moments of his life and career, including his descent into drug addiction and its influence on his musical evolution.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b2440233~S201|Allegro by Joseph Machlis]]\\
A promising youth makes his debut as a concert violinist at Carnegie Hall, falls in love with a talented pianist, and then risks it all by beginning a dangerous affair with the cocaine-abusing wife of a wealthy patron.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search~S201?/tmillion+little+pieces/tmillion+little+pieces/1%2C2%2C6%2CB/exact&FF=tmillion+little+pieces&1%2C5%2C/indexsort=-|A Million Little Pieces by James Frey]]\\
A memoir of drug and alcohol abuse and the rehabilitation experience examines addiction and recovery through the eyes of a man who had taken his addictions to deadly extremes, describing the battle to confront the consequences of his life.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/X?SEARCH=t:%28dry%29+and+a:%28burroughs%29&searchscope=201&SORT=D|Dry by Augusten Burroughs]]\\
An advertising executive remembers his childhood with his eccentric foster family and his early adulthood experiences of trying to establish an independent life for himself.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/X?SEARCH=t:%28naked%20lunch%29+and+a:%28burroughs%29&searchscope=201&SORT=D&m=a|Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs]]\\
Bill Lee, an addict-hustler, travels to Mexico and then Tangier in order to find easy access to drugs, and ends up in the Interzone, a bizarre fantasy world

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b3303808~S201|Singer of Souls by Adam Stemple]]\\
Leaving behind a life of petty crime and drug abuse, young guitarist Douglas finds himself under the watchful eye of his stern but fair-minded Scottish grandmother, but when he is tempted to return to his past behaviors, he discovers an ability to see the fey folk.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b3103810~S201|Tiger in a Trance by Max Ludington]]\\
Eighteen-year-old Grateful Dead fan Jason Burke, in denial about the death of his journalist father, sells t-shirts and then drugs to support himself before becoming involved with two young women, descending into a heroin addiction, and helping a terminally ill family friend.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b3236657~S201|Crystal Lies: a Novel by Melody Carlson]]\\
As the wife of a prominent city attorney and the mother of two teenage children on the brink of adulthood, Glennis Harmon lives the kind of successful, high-profile life that many people envy. But when nineteen-year-old Jacob is drawn into substance abuse, Glennis’ “perfect” world shatters like a crystal vase rocked from its once-steady shelf.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/X?SEARCH=t:%28orfe%29+and+a:%28voigt%29&searchscope=201&SORT=D|Orfe by Cynthia Voigt]]\\
Offers a retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice as Enny's childhood friend loses her own destiny as a musician after chasing a doomed relationship with Yuri, a recovering drug addict.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/record=b2993760~S201|Shackling Water by Adam Mansbach]]\\
Latif Pearson, a gifted young saxophone player, leaves his home in Roxbury, Massachusetts, to build a new life for himself among the jazz clubs of New York City, growing from adolescence to manhood amid the perilous temptations of Harlem.

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