Coming of Age:

Teen Addiction

Booktalk Titles

Beautiful Boy. Sheff, D. (2008) New York, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company. What happened to my Beautiful Boy? David recounts the drug addicted journey his son, Nic, travels as a teenager.

Fallout.
Hopkins, E. (2010) New York, New York: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division. Hunter, Autumn, and Summer all have different last nights and liver separate lives but share the same mother.

Girlbomb. Erlbaum, J. (2006) New York, New York: Villard Books. After leaving an abusive home, Janice seeks help from a homeless shelter and then finds herself on the streets in the dark world of drug abuse.

Go Ask Alice.
Anonymous. (1971) Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.
Alice, once a shy young girl is now unknowingly trapped in a world of drugs after being drugged at a party.

Have You Found Her. Erlbaum, J. (2008) New York, New York: Villard Books. After many years of finding comfort in a homeless shelter as a young girl, Janice returns to volunteer and tries to guide Sam down a road of recovery.

Tweak. (2007) New York, New York: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division. Nic writes an account of his life of living on the streets, stealing, and do anything else to satisfy his addiction.

Similar Titles

Glass. Hopkins, E. (2004) New York: Simon Pulse. Now a mother, Kristina thinks she has a hold on life. But soon, she allows the monster back in her life and it has a hold on her.


In Ecstasy. McCaffrey, K. (2008) Washington: Fremantle Press. Sophie and Mia have been friends since childhood. Sophie introduces Mia to ecstasy. But after a hard addiction, their friendship is the only thing that will save Mia.


Lush. Friend, N. (2006) Scholastic Paperback. Samantha, a 13 year old young girl lives in with a father who is a alcoholic. Just when she has gotten use to her father's alcohol abuse, things begin to get worse.


Smack. Burgess, M. (2010) New York, New York: Square Fish Publishing. Tar and Gemma fall in love with one another and with heroin. But that one hit brings on much despair that they didn't expect.


What Happened to Cass McBride? Giles, G. (2007) New York, New York: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Although the most popular girl in school, Cass McBride faces the worse. She is drugged, buried alive, and faces the worse 48 hours of her life.

Non Book Resources - Websites

NIDA for Teens: The Scenic Behind Drug Abuse. Retrieved April 17, 2015 from http://teens.drugabuse.gov/. This website has many resources about teen drug abuse including videos, facts, and blogs.

TeensHealth: Drugs & Alcohol. Retrieved April 17, 2015 from www.kidshealth.org/teen/drug_alcohol/. This site provides information for issues that teens struggle with. It provides very factual information regarding drug and alcohol addiction.

Teens and Addiction. Retrieved April 17, 2015 from http://www.teen-drug-abuse.org/. This site provides information about teens and addiction. The site also provides information about treatment and how to get help.

Non Book Resources - Movies

Most High. (2004). Most High provides a background of a young man who is in a crisis following an addiction to crystal meth.

Non Book Resources - Presentations

The Courage to Speak Foundation Presentation. Information about how to book a presentation about drug abuse from The Courage to Speak Foundation can be found at http://www.couragetospeak.org/EducationalPrograms.aspx.

Ana Locklear

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