Best Drug & Alcohol Abuse for Teens & Young Adults Books
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1. Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist)
Author: by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents. In kindergarten, Jarrett Krosoczka’s teacher asks him to draw his family, with a mommy and a daddy.
But Jarrett’s family is much more complicated than that. His mom is an addict, in and out of rehab, and in and out of Jarrett’s life. His father is a mystery – Jarrett doesn’t know where to find him, or even what his name is.
Jarrett lives with his grandparents – two very loud, very loving, very opinionated people who had thought they were through with raising children until Jarrett came along. Jarrett goes through his childhood trying to make his non-normal life as normal as possible, finding a way to express himself through drawing even as so little is being said to him about what’s going on.
Only as a teenager can Jarrett begin to piece together the truth of his family, reckoning with his mother and tracking down his father. Hey, Kiddo is a profoundly important memoir about growing up in a family grappling with addiction, and finding the art that helps you survive.
2. The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens: Updated for the Digital Age
Author: by Sean Covey
Simon & Schuster
From the author of the wildly popular bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens comes the go-to guide that helps teens cope with major challenges they face in their livesnow updated for today’s social media age. In this newly revised edition, Sean Covey helps teens figure out how to approach the six major challenges they face: gaining self-esteem, dealing with their parents, making friends, being wise about sex, coping with substances, and succeeding at school and planning a career.
Covey understands the pain and confusion that teens and their parents experience in the face of these weighty, life-changing, and common difficulties. He shows readers how to use the 7 Habits to cope with, manage, and ultimately conquer each challengeand become happier and more productive.
Now updated for the digital and social media age, Covey covers how technology affects these six decisions, keeping the information and advice relevant to today’s teenagers.
3. Tweak (Growing Up on Methamphetamines)
Author: by Nic Sheff
The story that inspired the major motion picture Beautiful Boy featuring Steve Carell and Timothe Chalamet. This New York Times bestselling memoir of a young man’s addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery.
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 into the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It’s a harrowing portraitbut not one without hope.
4. (Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health
Author: by Kelly Jensen
Algonquin Young Readers
A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2018 Who’s Crazy? What does it mean to be crazy? Is using the word crazy offensive? What happens when a label like that gets attached to your everyday experiences? To understand mental health, we need to talk openly about it.
Because there’s no single definition of crazy, there’s no single experience that embodies it, and the word itself means different thingswild?Extreme?Disturbed?Passionate? To different people. In (Don’t) Call Me Crazy, thirty-three actors, athletes, writers, and artists offer essays, lists, comics, and illustrations that explore a wide range of topics: their personal experiences with mental illness, how we do and don’t talk about mental health, help for better understanding how every person’s brain is wired differently, and what, exactly, might make someone crazy.
If you’ve ever struggled with your mental health, or know someone who has, come on in, turn the pages … And let’s get talking. This award-winning anthology is from the highly-praised editor of Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World and Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy..
We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction
Author: by Nic Sheff
In his follow-up to his bestselling memoir Tweak: Growing Up On Methamphetamines, Nic Sheff reveals a brutally honest account of a young person’s struggles with relapse and rehab. In his bestselling memoir Tweak, Nic Sheff took readers on an emotionally gripping roller-coaster ride through his days as an addict.
In this powerful follow-up about his continued efforts to stay clean, Nic writes candidly about eye-opening stays at rehab centers, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction. By candidly revealing his own failures and small personal triumphs, Nic inspires readers to maintain hope and to remember that they are not alone in their battles.
A group reading guide is included. Nic Sheff’s Tweak, We All Fall Down, and his father’s memoir about him (Beautiful Boy) are the basis of the film Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothe Chalamet.
6. Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition
Author: by Karen Blumenthal
Filled with period art and photographs, anecdotes, and portraits of unique characters from the era, this fascinating book by an award-winning author looks at the rise and fall of the disastrous social experiment known as Prohibition. It began with the best of intentions.
Worried about the effects of alcohol on American families, mothers and civic leaders started a movement to outlaw drinking in public places. Over time, their protests, petitions, and activism paid offwhen a Constitutional Amendment banning the sale and consumption of alcohol was ratified, it was hailed as the end of public drunkenness, alcoholism, and a host of other social ills related to booze.
Instead, it began a decade of lawlessness, when children smuggled (and drank) illegal alcohol, the most upright citizens casually broke the law, and a host of notorious gangsters entered the public eye. Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition is fast-paced non-fiction perfect for anyone who’s interested in American history, paricularly the 1920s, gangsters, bootleggers, the history of alcohol in the US, the Eighteenth Amendment and the Constitution, and American politics.
7. The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make Personal Workbook: Updated for the Digital Age
Author: by Sean Covey
Simon & Schuster
A hands-on companion workbook to the New York Times bestseller The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, now updated to include new information about technology and how it affects teens today. In The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, Sean Covey gives teens the advice they need to make informed decisions that will lead to long-term success and happiness.
He shares guidance on the big issues in their lives, such as how to succeed in school, make good friends, get along with parents, wisely handle dating and sex, avoid or overcome addictions, build self-esteem, and much more. In this valuable workbook, Covey allows readers to practice and learn how to actually make those decisions with enhancing stories, exercises, advice, and practical wisdom that can be applied to real life.
It also encourages teenagers to talk to their parents, their friends, and their role models about these important issues. This newly revised edition includes new material for the digital age and how social media and technology affects the 6 Decisions in today’s world.
8. Dreamland (YA edition): The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
Author: by Sam Quinones
As an adult book, Sam Quinones’s Dreamland took the world by storm, winning the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction and hitting at least a dozen Best Book of the Year lists. Now, adapted for the first time for a young adult audience, this compelling reporting explains the roots of the current opiate crisis.
In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America.
How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. Quinones explains how the rise of the prescription drug OxyContin, a miraculous and extremely addictive painkiller pushed by pharmaceutical companies, paralleled the massive influx of black tar heroin-cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico’s west coast, independent of any drug cartel.
Introducing a memorable cast of characters-pharmaceutical pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, teens, and parents-Dreamland is a revelatory account of the massive threat facing America and its heartland.
9. Go Ask Alice (Anonymous Diaries)
Author: by Anonymous
A teen plunges into a downward spiral of addiction in this classic cautionary tale. January 24th After you’ve had it, there isn’t even life without drugs It started when she was served a soft drink laced with LSD in a dangerous party game.
Within months, she was hooked, trapped in a downward spiral that took her from her comfortable home and loving family to the mean streets of an unforgiving city. It was a journey that would rob her of her innocence, her youthand ultimately her life.Read her diary.Enter her world.
You will never forget her. For thirty-five years, the acclaimed, bestselling first-person account of a teenage girl’s harrowing decent into the nightmarish world of drugs has left an indelible mark on generations of teen readers. As powerfuland as timelytoday as ever, Go Ask Alice remains the definitive book on the horrors of addiction.
10. Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F. (True Stories)
Author: by Christiane F.
This incredible autobiography of Christiane F. Provides a vivid portrait of teen friendship, drug abuse, and alienation in and around Berlin’s notorious Zoo Station. Christiane’s rapid descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is shocking, but the boredom, longing for acceptance, thrilling risks, and even her musical obsessions are familiar to everyone.
Previously published in Germany and the US to critical acclaim, Zest’s new translation includes original photographs of Christiane and her friends.
11. Deep Water (Simon True)
Author: by Katherine Nichols
Real stories.Real teens.Real crimes. A group of teens traffic drugs between Mexico and California in this start to the brand-new Simon True series.
12. What’s the Big Deal About Addictions?: Answers and Help for Teens
Author: by James J. Crist Ph.D.
Help teens make informed decisions about their health and wellness with judgment-free information about addictions. From drugs and alcohol to pervasive use of electronic devices, more teens are exhibiting addictive behaviors. What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? Provides teens with lecture-free, reliable, and factual information about a range of addictions, from drugs and alcohol to electronic devices, social media, and other addictive activities, such as pornography, eating, gambling, and sex, among others.
A practicing psychologist and a certified substance abuse counselor, Dr. Crist shares advice for teens who are having serious troubles with addiction and for teens with casual levels of use who may be concerned about their use. With teen stories and quotes included, What’s the Big Deal About Addictions?
Speaks directly to teens about the real-life struggles with casual use and addictions they’re seeing and experiencing among peers in school and in the broader community. Packed full of information to help teens make informed decisions, What’s the Big Deal About Addictions?
13. The Gyne's Guide for College Women: How to Have a Healthy, Safe, and Happy Four Years. A Gynecologist's Perspective
Author: by M. Susan Scanlon M.D.
Essential guidebook for all girls going to college! Written by a physician and women’s health expert, The Gyne’s Guide will get you prepared to move out on your own! From decisions about sexuality, managing stress and depression, and getting enough sleep, to risks of alcohol use, sexual assault prevention, and avoiding date rape drugs, this book covers it all.
All the facts, tips, and suggestions about how to be healthy, safe, and happy in college are explained in detail. The Gyne’s Guide is the first step to getting prepared for a fabulous college experience, and a must-have on every graduate’s list.Www.TheGynesGuide.Com
14. Dead Inside: A True Story
Author: by Cyndy Etler
April 4, 2017
This fast-paced memoir that New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins called “Compelling.Scary. Totally real” gives readers a glimpse into the unbelievable reality of a young girl’s 16 months in the notorious “tough love” program the ACLU called “a concentration camp for throwaway kids.”I never was a badass.
Or a slut, a junkie, or a stoner, like they told me I was. I was just a kid looking for something good, something that felt like love. I was a wannabe in a Levi’s jean jacket. Anybody could see that.Except my mother.
And the staff at Straight. I was thirteen when I ran away from my abusive home. After a month in a shelter for kids-the best month of my childhood-my mother heard about Princess Di and First Lady Nancy Reagan’s visit to this place that was working miracles with troubled teens.Straight Inc., it was called.
Straight described itself as a drug rehab, a “direction for youth.” Strictly false advertising. An accurate description came from the ACLU, which called it “A concentration camp for throwaway teens.” Inside the windowless warehouse, Straight used bizarre and intimidating methods to “treat” us; to turn us into the type of kids our parents wanted.