Addiction can show up in our lives in many different ways. Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin.
Understanding addiction and the way it affects those around us can be a hard topic to cover not only for children, but also for adults. These books were selected based on rater reviews of 4. These books are intended to cover a variety of situations where a reader way encounter substance abuse.
Twenty years later and still clean, I devour stories about addiction and redemption as hungrily as I once craved speed. Here are some books that will not only make you want to quit doing the thing that is killing you, but also offer an interesting narrative structure for writers because they flout the conventional hero journey template. Black Out, a memoir by Sarah Hepola, is a funny, sad portrayal of an unstoppable, unattached, driven woman who early on mistakes recklessness with feminism and freedom.
This guide will serve as a starting point for Shippensburg University students wishing to conduct research on various aspects of the national debate over alcohol and substance abuse. You will find sources that introduce you to your topic and keep you up-to-date with links to news articles, research websites, journal articles, and research reports concerning alcohol and substance abuse. Use this search tool to find high quality web sources for your research.
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When I was six years old, a teacher kept me in after school for not doing enough work. She shouted at me: furious, relentless, vein-popping, until my mum arrived. Other parents had alerted her and she rushed into the classroom.
Click the flag Meet our special U. Addicted Like Me is the story of a mother and her daughter and the legacy of addiction that runs through their family. From the perspective of two people who have been there, the authors provide advice and resources to help parents help their kids before problems arise. A renowned addiction expert, Dr.
Students and really, all of us need a face, a personality, a context. The following titles are young adult books that middle and high school teachers can use as a basis for strong, authentic classroom conversations about drugs and alcohol. These are stories about realistic, complex characters who are facing risks, tough decisions and the influence of their peers—stories that will spark discussions about the development and vulnerability of the teen brain and subsequent risk-taking behavior, the influence an environment can have on the choices a person makes, and more.