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Cole, Courtney

Summary: "Reminiscent of the beloved novels by Mary Kubica and Jodi Picoult comes a chilling portrayal of a son's addiction and its harrowing effects on both him and his mother from New York Times bestselling author Courtney Cole. There comes a time when offering your life for your child's doesn't work, when you realize that it'll never be enough. The cold needle in his warm vein was a welcome comfort...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

Shusterman, Neal

Summary: Isaac and Ivy Ramsey are the victims of the bet between two manufactured gods: the seductive and lethal Roxy (Oxycontin), and the smart, high-achieving Addison (Adderall). The wager: a contest to see who can bring their mark to a rave that has raged since the beginning of time. Drawn by what the drugs offer, tempted to take that step past helpful to harmful are Isaac, a soccer player thrown...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA FIC SHU

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SHU

Blackstock, Terri

Summary: When fifteen-year-old Lance Covington finds the abandoned baby of a drug addict, he is accused of kidnapping, and his mother Barbara looks for help from her old lover, Kent Harlan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zondervan 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BLA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BLA

Cunningham, Michael

Summary: A heartbroken man turns to religion after seeing a vision in the sky above Central Park while his musician brother takes drugs he thinks will help him compose a ballad for his seriously ill wife.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUN

Shipley, Jocelyn

Summary: "After his girlfriend's accidental death by overdose, Kipp has been living on the streets, overwhelmed by his grief. He wants to honor her memory and finds help to get clean, but just when he feels like he's getting his life together, everything comes crashing down. He gets fired from his job and kicked out of his rented room on the same day. So when Reba, a friendly woman he met at the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orca Book Publishers 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SHI

Cunningham, Michael

Summary: Barrett Meeks, having lost love yet again, is walking through Central Park when he is inspired to look up; he sees a pale, translucent light that seems to regard him in a distinctly godlike way. At the same time, in Brooklyn, Tyler, Barrett's older brother, a struggling musician, is trying to write a song for Beth, his wife-to-be, who is seriously ill. Barrett, haunted by the light, turns...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Jackson, Joshilyn.

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb--spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood--is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC JAC

Crowley, Aleister

Summary: "Written by Aleister Crowley after years of personal study and experimentation with drugs, The diary of a drug fiend tells the story of young Peter Pendragon and his lover Louise Laleham and their adventures traveling through Europe in a cocaine and heroin haze"--Cover p. [4].

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Publisher / Publication Date: Weiser books 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CRO

Hatcher, Robin Lee

Summary: Ashley Showalter and Ben Henning were both were raised by single moms; both want to help where they see a need; and both work with horses in the Idaho valley. Ashley runs a horse rescue operation, while Ben has started an equine therapy barn on his great-great grandfather's farm. But Ben is a recovering alcoholic with ten years of sobriety behind him, while Ashley's brother, Dylan, is an opioid...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC HAT

Keller, Julia

Summary: "The next powerful chapter in Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Keller's beloved Bell Elkins series sends readers headlong into the thick of a mystery as young as today's headlines -- but as old as the mountains that hold these lives in a tight grip. How far would you go for someone you love? Would you die? Would you kill? After a three-year prison sentence, Bell Elkins is back in Acker's Gap. And...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2018

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEL

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: M KEL

Rucka, Greg

Summary: It began with a promise made to a friend, made when they were both teenagers. Now, years later, the friend wants to collect. All Bridgett Logan has to do is keep her word and the vow she made: Commit a murder. Now two men are desperately trying to find Bridgett.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUC

Peery, Janet

Summary: Gathering on a summer evening to celebrate the birthday of their ailing patriarch, the Campbell family confronts the difficult realities of an offspring's addiction problems, his mother's enabling behaviors, and his siblings' conflicted views.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PEE

Allende, Isabel

Summary: After the death of her beloved grandfather, nineteen-year-old Maya Vidal, turning to drugs, alcohol, and petty crimes, becomes trapped in a war between assassins, the police, the FBI, and Interpol, until her grandmother helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile where she tries to make sense of her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION ALL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Allende 2013

Billingham, Mark

Summary: "Alice Armitage is a police officer. Or she was. Or perhaps she just imagines she was. Whatever the truth is, following a debilitating bout of PTSD, self-medication with drink and drugs, and a psychotic breakdown, Alice is now a long-term patient in an acute psychiatric ward. Though convinced that she doesn't really belong there, she finds companionship with the other patients in the ward...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2021

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Simmons, Dan.

Summary: America, 2036. Powerful magnate Hiroshi Nakamura needs ex-cop Nick Bottom's services, and, in particular, his memories. As head of the original investigation into the murder of Nakamura's son, Bottom's flashbacks hold the key to solving what was the toughest case of his career. But as Nick delves deeper, the harder it becomes to trust those around him. And when he uncovers a connection to his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SIM

Mann, J. Albert

Summary: In the aftermath of major surgery, sixteen-year-old Eve struggles with pain, grief, and guilt while becoming increasingly dependent on pain medication, revisiting memories of her best friend, and exploring a potential romance.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MAN

Hatcher, Robin Lee

Summary: Ashley Showalter and Ben Henning have so much in common. Both were raised by single moms. Both want to help where they see a need. And both work with horses in the Idaho valley. Ashley runs a horse rescue operation, while Ben has started an equine therapy barn on his great-great grandfather's farm--and both Ashley and Ben have the feeling that there could be something more between them. But...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Nelson 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HAT

Goodman, Matthew Aaron

Summary: Struggling for survival in Queens with his crack-addicted mother, Abraham Singleton fears the loss of the family's escape from poverty when his promising basketball player uncle is arrested, in a tale that parallels the biblical story of Abraham.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2009

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Myracle, Lauren

Summary: Paul Walden realizes at the beginning of his freshman year that he will never be a leader, but he has made a new friend, he thinks a girl might be interested, and he is content with what he is, with the help of some casual drug use that has more effect than he knows.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books 2020

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC MYR

Westhoff, Ben

Summary: "A deeply human story, Fentanyl, Inc. is the first deep-dive investigation of a hazardous and illicit industry that has created a worldwide epidemic, ravaging communities and overwhelming and confounding government agencies that are challenged to combat it. "A whole new crop of chemicals is radically changing the recreational drug landscape," writes Ben Westhoff. "These are known as Novel...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615.783 WES

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