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Krosoczka, Jarrett

Summary: "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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 741.5 KRO

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC KRO

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA GRAPHIC KRO

Stellin, Susan

Summary: "In this powerful dual memoir, a reporter and a photographer tell their gripping story of falling in love, the heroin habit that drove them apart, and the unlikely way a criminal conviction brought them back together. When Susan Stellin asked Graham MacIndoe to shoot her author photo for an upcoming travel book, she barely knew him except for a few weekends with mutual friends at a summer house...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 STE

Cavanagh, Maureen

Summary: The founder of the Magnolia New Beginnings nonprofit peer-support group shares the story of her confrontation with the opioid epidemic in the wake of her daughter's sudden and brutal battle with substance abuse.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CAVANAGH, MAUREEN CAV

Ruta, Domenica.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & Grau 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.29 RUT

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 RUTA, DOMENICA RUT

Guerrero, Jean

Summary: "In the tradition of parent-child memoirs from The Liar's Club to The Glass Castle, here is the haunting story of a daughter's quest to understand her father, to save him from his own demons and to save herself from following his self-destructive path. Marco Antonio was born in Mexico but as a teenager migrated with his large family north to California, where he met Jean's mother, a young...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One World 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GUERRERO, JEAN GUE

Edick, Mark.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Central Recovery Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.2 EDI

Douglas, Cameron

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Douglas is born into wealth, privilege, and comfort. His father a superstar, his mother a beautiful socialite, his grandfather a legend. But by the age of 32 he had become a drug addict, an armed robber, and-- after a DEA drug bust-- a convicted drug dealer sentenced to five years in prison. In prison he began to reverse his savage transformation, to understand the psychological turmoil that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Forrest, Bob

Summary: The star of Celebrity Rehab traces his drug-fueled life in the indie rock scene and his decision to become a drug counselor to hopeless cases, describing how he set up his outpatient program for celebrities.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FORREST, BOB FOR

Mitchell, Tracey Helton

Summary: After surviving nearly a decade of heroin abuse and hard living on the streets of San Francisco's Tenderloin District, Tracey Helton Mitchell decided to get clean for good.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seal Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MITCHELL, TRACEY HELTON MIT

Winehouse, Janis

Summary: "Arguably the most gifted artist of her generation, Amy Winehouse died tragically young, aged just twenty-seven. With a worldwide fan base and millions of record sales to her name, she should have had the world at her feet. Yet in the years prior to her death, she battled with addiction and was frequently the subject of lurid tabloid headlines. Amy's mother, Janis, knew her in a way that no one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WINEHOUSE, AMY WIN

Moyers, William Cope.

Summary: The son of broadcaster Bill Moyers shares his personal battle with alcoholism and drug addiction, describing his privileged childhood, multiple relapses, and rise to a key player at the Hazelden Foundation, an addiction treatment center.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MOYERS, WILLIAM MOY

Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)

Summary: "Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2015

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 KENNEDY, PATRICK J KEN

Itzkoff, David.

Summary: Growing up, David understood his father to be a trusted ally and confidant--a man who always had some hard-won wisdom to share. But he was also a junkie. As David grew older, he fell into the same trap, until he and his father hit the road in search of their "morning after."

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.29 ITZ

Kennedy, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph)

Summary: "Patrick J. Kennedy, the former congressman and youngest child of Senator Ted Kennedy, details his personal and political battle with mental illness and addiction, exploring mental health care's history in the country alongside his and every family's private struggles. On May 5, 2006, the New York Times ran two stories, 'Patrick Kennedy Crashes Car into Capitol Barrier' and then, several hours...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KENNEDY, PATRICK J. KEN

Roberge, Rob.

Summary: "A darkly funny, intense memoir about mental illness, memory and storytelling, from an acclaimed novelist. When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions,he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to (somewhat...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2015

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Schenker, Jesse.

Summary: "Part Kitchen Confidential part Breaking Bad, a culinary memoir exploring the highs and lows of addiction, anxiety, and ambition in the world of haute cuisine"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SCHENKER, JESSE SCH

Summary: Documentary on the life of jazz trumpeter and drug addict Chet Baker. Fascinating series of interviews with friends, family, associates and lovers, interspersed with film from Baker's earlier life and some modern-day performances.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC LET

Masters, Alexander.

Summary: Tells the story of an unlikely friendship that develops between the author, a writer and illustrator, and Stuart Shorter, a chaotic, knife-wielding beggar whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SHORTER, STUART MAS

Johnston, Kristen

Summary: The actress best known for her work on "3rd Rock from the Sun" traces the story of her career and the personal difficulties that challenged her after "3rd Rock" ended.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 JOHNSTON, KRISTEN JOH

Bowden, Mark

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 974.811 BOW

Bowden, Mark

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 974.811 BOW

Sixx, Nikki.

Summary: The co-founder of the rock band Mötley Crüe presents a candid account of his own descent into the hell of drug addiction, describing the impact of heroin on his life and the band.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pocket Books 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SIXX, NIKKI SIX

Sheff, Nic.

Summary: Sheff writes candidly about stints at in-patient rehab facilities, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2011

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.29 SHE

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 SHE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Sheff 2011

Sheff, Nic.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 SHE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Sheff