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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Helping Substance-Abusing Women of Vulnerable Populationsby An-Pyng Sun

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 74.99

    Current research suggests that biology, psychology, culture, and social standing all contribute to alcohol and other drug (AOD) problems in women, yet few books show how to account for these factors during evaluation and treatment. Especially in terms of vulnerable populations, acknowledging these influences proves crucial to effective assessment... more...

  • My Name Is Angelby Rhea Coombs

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.27

    This moving memoir tells the story of how a young woman descended into the world of prostitution and drug abuse, yet found the strength to rebuild her life. Rhea Coombs's father is a convicted murderer and she grew up with a hippy mother who constantly moved house and lived in a succession of squats and communes before settling in Bristol. It was... more...