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Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

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ISBN: 
1416972196
Author: 
Sheff, Nic
Publisher: 
Atheneum
Publishing date: 
2009
Age level: 
gr 9 and up
Reading level: 
Fluent
Format: 
Hardcover
Paperback
Notes: 

Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portrait—but not one without hope. -- recommended on yalsa-lockdown

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