A Journey Through Addiction
Beautiful Boy is David Sheff's harrowing tale following his son, Nic's, drug abuse. It chronicles his pain and suffering as his son descends into the tragic snare that is drug abuse
“If I was a lawyer, I’d go to… law school-but I’m not. I’m a drug addict so what do I do? Use right? Use until the wheels fall off.”
TWEAK by Nic Sheff is an intense memoir depicting his years of drug abuse, following in depth about a year and a half of his life. The book goes into the mindset of meth and heroin addicts, the trials and tribulations faced, and Sheff’s attempts to leave a life of addiction and clean up.
We All Fall Down
Buzzed by Cynthia Kuhn, PhD, Scott Swartzwelder, PhD, and Wilkie Wilson PhD, delivers the most recent discoveries and research about drugs. Buzzed offers clear information on the most often used and abused drugs. This book provides a clear understanding of the effects of drugs on the body and brain, and their use. Buzzed was written with the idea in mind that individuals make healthier decisions relating drugs with accurate information.
"For example, while there may be some benefit from raising the legal drinking age to 21- a federal law in effect since 1987- this effort to "protect" young people by reducing their access to alcohol does little to help teenagers develop the kinds of attitudes and habits that might result in the prevention of alcohol problems"
-- Alan R. Lang
Alcohol by Alan R. Lang highlights the negative effects of alcohol, and the methods of propaganda used to disprove many factual statements about alcohol and drugs. The book is intended to educate teenagers, or high school students, about the harm alcohol and drugs can cause, as well as the life-long consequences.