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Still, there is a pull to the dark side that makes addiction books so appealing: the benders and giddy highs are literally followed by crushing lows or hitting bottom , and then by the mundane but crucial business of working through the addiction and building a sober life. Here are a few favorites. His memoir focuses on the five years in his early twenties, after he left Oxford with a first, when he abused heroin and cocaine. Yet his slim memoir with its relentless self-exploration is a potent read. Working steadily as a TV writer, most notably for the strange hit s sitcom starring a nasty puppet, Alf , Stahl abused every substance he could get his hands on and yet managed to stay employed and solvent for a remarkable amount of time. More or less. Acclaimed New York Times media reporter Carr who died of cancer in takes a journalistic approach to reconstructing his struggle with drugs and alcohol when he was a young reporter in Minneapolis and Washington, D.
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In particular, heroin cut with an illicit form of fentanyl a synthetic opioid has caused a substantial number of accidental overdoses. Drug crises are difficult because they involve any number of complex issues: health care limitations or failures, economic insecurity, personal identity, individual addiction, and so on. Others use drugs because of chronic pain. But fiction can also illuminate the underpinnings of the crisis. At its best, fiction brings together the personal and the political, the economic and the cultural.
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In fact, I started reading about addiction before I got sober—-perhaps because something in the very back of my mind was telling me that someday these books about addiction would be quite relevant to my life. Not all of these books are All About Addiction. In many of them, especially the fiction titles, addiction plays a role but is not necessarily the focus of the book. Addiction is powerful, complicated, and appears in our lives in a variety of different ways. The beauty of literature is its ability to convey all the exciting, ugly, complicated nuances of issues like addiction, so we might reflect on the myriad ways it impacts our world. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.