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TOUGH ISSUES: Wasted: Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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Lucy in the sky



TEEN LUCY IN

The author of this diary began journaling on her sixteenth birthday. She lived in an upper middle class neighborhood in Santa Monica with her mom, dad, and Berkeley-bound older brother. She was a good girl, living a good life...but one party changed everything. One party, where she took one taste -- and liked it. Really liked it. Social drinking and drugging lead to more, faster, harder... She convinced herself that she was no different from anyone else who liked to party. But the evidence indicates otherwise: Soon she was she hanging out with an edgy crowd, blowing off school and everything she used to care about, all to find her next high. But what goes up must come down, and everything -- from her first swig, to her last breath -- is chronicled in the diary she left behind.


Go ask Alice



TEEN GO ASK

A teenager whose life is dominated by her drug problems uses her diary to tell the story of what that life is like.


The absolute value of -1

Brezenoff, Steven.

TEEN BREZENO

Four teenagers relate their experiences as they try to cope with problems in school and at home by smoking, drinking, using drugs, and running track.


Finding Mr. Brightside

Clark, Jay (Jay Patrick), 1982- author.

TEEN CLARK

Abram and Juliette know each other. They've lived down the street from each other their whole lives. But they really didn't know each other--at least, not until Juliette's mom and Abram's dad have a torrid affair that culminates in a deadly car crash. Sharing the same subdivision is uncomfortable, to say the least. They don't speak. Fast-forward to the neighborhood pharmacy a year later. Abram decides to say hello. Then he decides to invite Juliette to Taco Bell. To her surprise as well as his, she agrees. And the real love story begins.


Looking for Alaska : a novel

Green, John, 1977-

TEEN GREEN

Miles’ first year at Culver Creek Preparatory School in Alabama includes good friends and great pranks, but is defined by the search for answers about life and death after a fatal car crash.


That was then, this is now

Hinton, S. E.

TEEN HINTON

Sixteen-year-old Mark and Bryon have been like brothers since childhood, but now, as their involvement with girls, gangs, and drugs increases, their relationship seems to gradually disintegrate.


Crank

Hopkins, Ellen.

TEEN HOPKINS

Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter, gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul - her life.


Fallout

Hopkins, Ellen.

TEEN HOPKINS

Written in free verse, explores how three teenagers try to cope with the consequences of their mother's addiction to crystal meth and its effects on their lives.


Dancing with Molly

Horowitz, Lena, author.

TEEN HOROWIT

High school junior Becca is just a "band geek" until when her friends introduce her to molly, a form of ecstasy, and she finds herself with new friends--even a boyfriend--but soon learns there is a price to her newfound popularity.


Love is the drug

Johnson, Alaya Dawn, 1982- author.

TEEN JOHNSON

Emily Bird is an African American high school senior in Washington D.C., member of a privileged medical family, on the verge of college and the edge of the drug culture, and not really sure which way she will go--then one day she wakes up in the hospital with no memory of what happened.


Imperfect birds

Lamott, Anne.

FIC LAMOTT

Adult fiction. Anticipating a successful final year of high school in a new community, star student and athlete Rosie gives way to behaviors that reveal to her increasingly horrified parents that she has been abusing drugs and telling costly lies.


Flyaway

Landalf, Helen.

TEEN LANDALF

Seattle fifteen-year-old Stevie Calhoun does not realize how bad her life is until her mother leaves and Stevie must move in with annoyingly perfect Aunt Mindy for a summer, filling her days with being tutored and volunteering at a bird rehabilitation center.


Smashed

Luedeke, Lisa.

TEEN LUEDEKE

Maine high school senior Katie Martin is set to win a field hockey scholarship until her life is derailed by drinking, a car accident, and an angry classmate.


The way back

Mac, Carrie, 1975- author.

TEEN MAC

Teenage meth addict Colby Wyatt's life goes from bad to worse when her father disappears and she discovers she is pregnant.


DJ rising

Maia, Love.

TEEN MAIA

Sixteen-year-old Marley Diego-Dylan's career as "DJ Ice" is skyrocketing, but his mother's heroin addiction keeps dragging him back to earth.


Shooting star

McKissack, Fredrick, Jr.

TEEN MCKISSA

Jomo Rogers, a naturally talented athlete, starts taking performance enhancing drugs in order to be an even better high school football player, but finds his life spinning out of control as his game improves.


Clean

Reed, Amy Lynn.

TEEN REED

A group of teens in a Seattle-area rehabilitation center form an unlikely friendship as they begin to focus less on their own problems with drugs (including alcohol) by reaching out to help a new member, who seems to have even deeper issues to resolve.


Edges

Roy, Le?na.

TEEN ROY

New Yorkers Luke, sixteen, and Ava, nineteen, both wind up in Moab, Utah, trying to put their lives back together after suffering from the death of loved ones, alcoholism, and other traumas.


A list of things that didn't kill me : a memoir

Schmidt, Jason, 1972- author.

TEEN 362.1969 SCHMIDT

Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one?


Far from you

Sharpe, Tess, author.

TEEN SHARPE

After Sophie Winters survives a brutal attack in which her best friend, Mina, is murdered, she sets out to find the killer. At the same time she must prove she is free of her past Oxy addiction and in no way to blame for Mina's death.


The spectacular now

Tharp, Tim, 1957-

TEEN THARP

In the last months of high school, charismatic eighteen-year-old Sutter Keely lives in the present, staying drunk or high most of the time, but that could change when he starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate, Aimee.


Street pharm

Van Diepen, Allison, author.

TEEN VAN DIE

Since inheriting his father's business at age sixteen, Ty has developed the skills and discipline needed to succeed as Brooklyn, New York's, top drug dealer but when things go bad he must fight to survive.


Beneath a meth moon : an elegy

Woodson, Jacqueline.

TEEN WOODSON

After losing her mother and grandmother during Hurricane Katrina, Laurel moves to another town and becomes a methamphetamine addict.


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