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Chasing the high : a firsthand account of one young person's experience with substance abuse / Kyle Keegan ; with Howard B. Moss.

Book Book (2008.)
Description: xvi, 170 p. ; 21 cm.
Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2008.
4 of 4 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Everett - Parlin Memorial YA Nonfiction YA/ 616.86/K262c (Text to Phone) Available -
Gloucester Teen Nonfiction TEEN 616.86092/Keegan (Text to Phone) Available -
Marblehead Teen Nonfiction Y 362.29 KEEGAN 2008 (Text to Phone) Available -
Wakefield Children's Nonfiction Children's 616.86 Keegan (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 9780195314717 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0195314719 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780195314724 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0195314727 (alk. paper)
General Note:
"The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania."
Bibliography, etc.:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-160) and index.
Contents:
The history behind Chasing the high -- What to expect from this book -- Crash and rescue -- Above the city, steeped in misery -- Back from the edge -- Substance abuse and addiction defined -- Addiction is a disease -- A hellish journey -- The early days of using -- My not-so-shady past -- A forbidden sip -- One puff leads to another -- My uncertain future -- Heroin -- A rite of passage versus the slippery slope to addiction -- The ride down that slope -- Who becomes addicted, who does not, and why? -- The noose tightens -- A moment of truth, and then denial -- First shot at detoxification -- Learning the life of an addict -- Desperate moves -- Returning to an unfamiliar home -- "This is your brain on drugs" -- Different types of drugs of abuse -- Trying to get help -- Overconfidence and denial : do not mix -- A minor arrest -- A major arrest -- Up, down, up, down : the saga of addiction continues -- A crucial turning point -- Substance abuse treatment : what to expect -- Treatment of co-occurring mental disorders -- Recovery -- What does recovery mean for you? -- If a relapse occurs-- -- Looking back, looking ahead -- "Real" recovery is whatever works for us.
Authors: Moss, Howard. (Added Author). Annenberg Public Policy Center. (Added Author).
Citation: Keegan, Kyle. "Chasing the high : a firsthand account of one young person's experience with substance abuse." Oxford ; Oxford University Press, 2008.

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