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  • Junkie Loveby Phil Shoenfelt

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 9.86

    Camden Town. The late 1980s. A hinterland of rundown squats, petty crime and hard drugs. Amid this sordid milieu, junkies Phil and Cissy go about their daily routine of sex, shooting up and dodging the police. For a while they have each other and nothing else seems to matter. But as their addictions worsen, money runs short and Cissy's psychotic... more...

  • Hookedby Clare Gee

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27

    In Hooked , reformed addict Clare Gee draws on her own experiences of cocaine addiction, alcoholism and prostitution in telling the sensational story of a woman living on the edge. Emotionally scarred by having never known her mother, Katie escapes to London and immerses herself in a seedy world of drugs, drink and sex, chasing happiness in the... more...

  • Portrait of an Addict as a Young Manby Bill Clegg

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.68

    What makes one of the most gifted, charismatic and successful literary agents in New York fall into full-blown crack-addiction: a collapse that would cost him his business, his home, many of his friends and - very nearly - his life? In his utterly compulsive narrative, Bill Clegg leads us through the grimiest back-rooms of Manhattan's underbelly,... more...

  • Addiction and Recovery For Dummiesby Brian F. Shaw; Paul Ritvo; Jane Irvine; M. David Lewis

    Wiley 2011; US$ 18.99 US$ 15.19

    Evaluate medications and treatment programs Break free from addictive substances or behaviors and get a fresh start Think you have an addiction? This compassionate guide helps you identify the problem and work towards a healthy, realistic approach to recovery, explaining the latest clinical and self-help treatments for both adults and teens.... more...

  • Cannabis: A Historyby Martin Booth

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.09

    To some it's antisocial anathema, to others it is a harmless way to relax, or provides relief from crippling pain. Some fear it is a dangerous drug that leads to 'reefer madness' and addiction; to others still it is a legal anomaly and should be decriminalized. Whatever the viewpoint, and by whatever name it is known, cannabis - or marijuana, hashish,... 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...