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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

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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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

Dandro, Travis

Summary: "From a child's-eye view, Travis Dandro recounts growing up with a drug-addicted birth father, alcoholic step-dad, and overwhelmed mother. As a kid, Dandro would temper the tension of his every day with flights of fancy, finding refuge in toys and animals and insects rather than the unpredictable adults around him. Dandro perceptively details the effects of poverty and addiction on a family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Drawn & Quarterly 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 DAN

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

Zimmerman, Eilene

Summary: "Eilene Zimmerman's ex-husband, Peter, had it all: He was a partner at a prestigious law firm, lived in a $2 million house by the beach, and had two great kids. Maintaining a friendly relationship, Eilene and Peter talked and saw each other frequently. But a few years after their divorce she started noticing erratic behavior: absenteeism, weight loss, constant exhaustion and sickness. Peter...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ZIMMERMAN, EILENE ZIM

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

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

Aron, Nina Renata

Summary: "A scorching memoir of a love affair with an addict, weaving personal reckoning with psychology and history to understand the nature of addiction, codependency, and our appetite for obsessive love. "The disease he has is addiction," Nina Renata Aron writes of her boyfriend, K. "The disease I have is loving him." Their love affair is dramatic, urgent, overwhelming-an intoxicating antidote to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ARON, NINA RENATA ARO

Clegg, Bill.

Summary: The author chronicles the dark secret life he led when, despite building for himself a respectable career as a literary agent, he embraced crack cocaine; went on a two-month binge; and lost his job, his home, and all his money.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2010

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Clegg 2010

Madden, T Kira

Summary: "The acclaimed literary essayist T Kira Madden's raw and redemptive debut is a memoir about coming of age as a queer, biracial teenager within the fierce contradictions of Boca Raton, Florida, a place where cult-like privilege, shocking social and racialdisparities, rampant white-collar crime, and powerfully destructive standards of beauty hide in plain sight. As a child in Florida, T Kira...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MADDEN, T KIRA MAD

Krosoczka, Jarrett

Summary: The powerful, unforgettable graphic memoir from Jarrett Krosoczka, about growing up with a drug-addicted mother, a missing father, and two unforgettably opinionated grandparents. A National Book Award Finalist! 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...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2019

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 KOR

Kindred, Dave

Summary: "Dave Kindred's extraordinary investigation of the death of his grandson yields a powerful memoir of addiction, grief, and the stories we choose to tell our families and ourselves. Jared Kindred left his home and family at the age of eighteen, choosing a life of riding train cars and making friends on the street. He was an addict for most of his short life, drinking far too much and lying about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KINDRED, JARED GLENN KIN

Summary: Profiles Junior Alcantara, a 34-year-old man recovering from heroin addiction and dealing with the effects of chronic hepatitis C. Also looks at two other recovering addicts with hepatitis C. Medical doctors discuss the realities of heroin addiction and ways of treating it.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FIX

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

Dresner, Amy

Summary: A former stand-up comic and prolific online writer chronicles her twenty-year battle with sex, drug, and alcohol addiction, and what happened when she finally emerged on the other side.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DRESNER, AMY DRE

Peres, Daniel

Summary: In the vein of Mary Karr's Lit, Augusten Burroughs' Dry and Sarah Hepola's Blackout, As Needed for Pain is a raw and riveting--and often wryly funny--addiction memoir from one of New York media's most accomplished editors which explores his never-before-told story of opioid addiction and the drastic impact it had on his life and career--Jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PERES, DANIEL PER

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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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ROBERGE, ROB ROB

Hoseley, Rantz

Summary: Based on Nikki Sixx's drug-soaked New York Times best-selling memoir, The Heroin Diaries, chronicles the year of decadence and depravity that almost cost Sixx his life during the recording and tour for M©œtley Cr©ơe's seminal 1987 album, Girls Girls Girls, the book not only became a worldwide best-seller, but also spawned the band Sixx A.M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heavy Metal Media 2018

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 741.5 HOS

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

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

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

Carr, David.

Summary: "New York Times" reporter and columnist Carr crafts a groundbreaking memoir on his years as an addict. Built on more than 50 videotaped interviews with people from his past, Carr's investigation of his own history reveals a past far more harrowing than he allowed himself to remember.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARR, DAVID CAR

Stout, Carder

Summary: Psychologist to the Hollywood elite Dr. Carder Stout delivers a page-turning memoir about his fall from grace into the gritty underbelly of crack addiction, running drugs for the Shoreline Crips, surviving homelessness, escaping a murder plot, and finding redemption in the most unlikely of places. Dr. Carder Stouts clientele includes Oscar-, Golden Globe-, Emmy-, Tony- and Grammy-winners,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Health Communications 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 STOUT, CARDER STO

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