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  • Alcohol Nationby Aric Sigman

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 10.99

    We are a nation that loves to drink. And we're passing the habit on to our children. But a growing body of compelling new evidence about the dangers of alcohol consumption at a young age will force us to reconsider the entire way we view alcohol and young people. As parents, we need to talk to our children about alcohol but many of us are not sure... more...

  • Wastedby Mark Johnson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 12.99

    Mark Johnson's father had 'LOVE' tattooed across his left hand, but that didn't stop the beatings. The Johnson children would turn up to school with broken fingers and chipped teeth, but no one ever thought of investigating their home life. Mark just slipped through the cracks, and kept on falling. For years. Constantly in trouble at school, Mark... more...

  • How To Quit Without Feeling S**Tby Patrick Holford; James Braly; David Miller

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 17.99

    This groundbreaking book from the UK's leading spokesman on nutrition looks at why millions of people have cravings for substances such as coffee, sugar and alcohol, as well to drugs such as sleeping pills, antidepressants, marijuana and cocaine. It uncovers how the brain becomes addicted and how it can be 'unaddicted' through a combination of diet,... more...

  • Mr Nastyby Cameron White

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    Mr Nasty charts the rise, fall and ultimate redemption of a wannabe player in the global narcotics business. From humble beginnings on the streets of London's East End, Cameron White rapidly ascended the drug ladder of London's club scene before notorious local criminals forced him to move to the US. There, he soon found himself aboard a cocaine-fuelled... more...

  • The Effective Way to Stop Drinkingby Beechy Colclough

    Penguin Books Ltd 1998; US$ 14.09

    An alcoholic until the age of 34, he then became a highly trained counsellor on addiction and runs the Prom recovery centre in Kent, where he treats alcoholics, drug addicts and people with eating disorders. Thus he would say he's been in the business of alcoholism for 43 years - only the first 43 he was all for it. more...

  • Ninety Daysby Bill Clegg

    Random House 2012; US$ 21.14

    The goal is ninety: just ninety clean and sober days to loosen the hold of the addiction that caused Bill Clegg to lose everything. With seventy-three days in rehab behind him he returns to New York and attends two or three meetings each day. It is in these refuges that he befriends essential allies including the seemingly unshakably sober Asa, and... more...

  • Social Work with Substance Usersby Anna Nelson

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 41.00

    Helps social workers to develop a rounded and considered approach to their practice with substances misusers. more...

  • Leaving Dirty Jerseyby James Salant

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.68

    Leaving Dirty Jersey is the compellingly crafted tale of James Salant's descent into crystal meth addiction. Written at the age of only twenty-two, this memoir chronicles his year-long addiction with complete honesty and heartbreaking candour. Brought up in a stable, middle-class family, the second son of two therapists, he was introduced to heroin... more...

  • Narcomaniaby Max Daly; Steve Sampson

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    A timely and gripping investigation of illegal drugs in the UK. Filled with fascinating and shocking case studies gathered over twenty years of investigative reporting, it explodes many of the myths and misconceptions about drug use, and makes a compelling case for a new way forward. Looking at the dealers, the users, the police and the politicians,... more...

  • Loss Of Innocenceby Carren Clem; Ron Clem

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.68

    The Clems were a family living the American dream until their fifteen-year-old daughter Carren became addicted to Meth. Within two months of first taking the highly addictive drug, Carren had moved out of the family home, spent her entire savings on Meth and resorted to stealing, dealing and prostitution to pay for her habit. Told from both Carren's... more...