Growing up on Methamphetamines

Downloadable Audiobook - 2008
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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. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself.
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, 2008
ISBN: 9781433285882
Branch Call Number: OVERDRIVE

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GCPL_Teen Jun 23, 2017

Though this book is often graphic and disturbing, it provides insight into the struggles and challenges faced by those suffering from addiction. It is also fast-paced and features a relatable protagonist who seeks to love and respect himself in spite of his past.

Oct 24, 2011

Unbelievable page-turner! Or in my case, I didn't want to leave the car where I was listening to it. It is horrifying that even good kids can become overpowered and literally trapped in an illegal drug's (in this boy's case, meth) grip!


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GCPL_Teen Jun 28, 2017

Sexual Content: There are descriptions of sexual encounters the narrator engaged in during his struggle with addiction. He reflects on the problematic nature of his actions.


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