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TOUGH ISSUES: Wasted: Drug and Alcohol Addiction

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You know where to find me Teen Book You know where to find me

Cohn, Rachel.

In the wake of her cousin's suicide, overweight and introverted seventeen-year-old Miles experiences significant changes in her relationships with her mother and father, her best friend Jamal and his family, and her cousin's father, while gaining insights about herself, both positive and negative.

Crackback Teen Book Crackback

Coy, John, 1958-

Miles barely recalls when football was fun after being sidelined by a new coach, constantly criticized by his father, and pressured by his best friend to take performance-enhancing drugs.

Gym candy Teen Book Gym candy

Deuker, Carl.

Football is the only thing that has ever really mattered to Mick, who works hard for a spot on the varsity team, then tries to hold onto his edge by using steroids, despite the consequences to his health and social life.

True confessions of a Hollywood starlet :   a novel Teen Book True confessions of a Hollywood starlet : a novel

Douglas, Lola.

Teen movie star Morgan Carter retreats to a small midwestern town to recuperate anonymously after an overdose and rehabilitation, recording her thoughts in a diary.

The after life :   a novel Teen Book The after life : a novel

Ehrenhaft, Daniel.

When Will Shephard's estranged millionaire father dies, a bizarre clause in the will sends him on a drug- and alcohol-fueled road trip from Miami to New York with his twin half-siblings.

Rules of attraction Teen Book Rules of attraction

Elkeles, Simone.

Carlos, who lives with his older brother Alex, a college student and ex-gang member, is not ready to give up his wild ways until he meets a shy classmate named Kiara and becomes unwillingly involved in a drug ring.

Nothing Teen Book Nothing

Friedman, Robin, 1968-

Despite his outward image of popular, attractive high-achiever bound for the Ivy League college of his father's dreams, high school senior Parker sees himself as a fat, unattractive failure and finds relief for his overwhelming anxieties in ever-increasing bouts of binging and purging.

Lush Teen Book Lush

Friend, Natasha, 1972-

Samantha is forced to face the harsh reality of alcoholism within her own family as she tries to cope with her father’s addiction and its devastating effects on those she loves the most.

Inconvenient Teen Book Inconvenient

Gelbwasser, Margie.

Alyssa Bondar, living in a New Jersey suburb with her Russian parents, wants to concentrate on a new boyfriend and her friends, but when Alyssa's mother's drinking problem gets out of control she feels it is up to her to hold her family together.

Fat kid rules the world Teen Book Fat kid rules the world

Going, K. L. (Kelly L.)

Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a drug addicted homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.

Saint Iggy Teen Book Saint Iggy

Going, K. L. (Kelly L.)

When he is kicked out of high school, Iggy Corso leaves home, determined to make something of his life, but runs into many obstacles, including the dealer who got his mom hooked on drugs.

Looking for Alaska :   a novel Teen Book Looking for Alaska : a novel

Green, John, 1977-

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.

Blood brothers Teen Book Blood brothers

Harazin, S. A.

With his best friend on life-support after taking drugs at a party, seventeen-year-old Clay, a medical technician, recalls their long friendship, future plans, and recent disagreement, and tries to figure out who is responsible for the accidental overdose.

Suckerpunch Teen Book Suckerpunch

Hernandez, David, 1964-

Shy, seventeen-year-old Marcus and his sixteen-year-old brother, Enrique, accompanied by two friends, drive from their home in southern California to Monterey to confront the abusive father who walked out a year earlier, and who now wants to return home

The beginner's guide to living Teen Book The beginner's guide to living

Hills, Lia.

Struggling to cope with his mother's sudden death and growing feelings of isolation from his father and brother, seventeen-year-old Will turns to philosophy for answers to life's biggest questions, while finding some solace in a new love.

That was then, this is now Teen Book That was then, this is now

Hinton, S. E.

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.

Glass Teen Book Glass

Hopkins, Ellen.

In a powerful sequel to Crank, Kristina is determined to manage her addiction to crack in order to keep her newborn child, but when she is unable to manage her use of the drug and the pull becomes too strong, her greatest fears are quickly realized.

Crank Teen Book Crank

Hopkins, Ellen.

Gifted Kristina Georgia Snow takes a harrowing journey through the nightmare of drug addiction. Sequels: Glass, Fallout

Burned Teen Book Burned

Hopkins, Ellen.

Pattyn, the eldest daughter of a large Mormon family, is sent to her aunt’s ranch for the summer, where she escapes her alcoholic, abusive father and finds love and acceptance, only to lose it all when she returns home.

Fallout Teen Book Fallout

Hopkins, Ellen.

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.

The year of my miraculous reappearance Teen Book The year of my miraculous reappearance

Hyde, Catherine Ryan.

With her mother drunk all the time, Cynnie is determined to never become like her, but when times get hard and things become too much to bear, Cynnie finds herself seeking comfort using methods she once despised.

Chasing tail lights Teen Book Chasing tail lights

Jones, Patrick, 1961-

Christy wants only to finish high school and escape her Michigan home, where she cooks, cleans, cares for her niece, and tries to fend off her half-brother, a drug dealer who has been abusing her since she was eleven.

The crimes and punishments of Miss Payne Teen Book The crimes and punishments of Miss Payne

Jonsberg, Barry, 1951-

Intelligent Calma and her unlikely friend, Kiffo, a seeming all-around failure, undertake a dangerous project when they follow an abusive teacher whom they suspect of dealing drugs.

Stoner & Spaz Teen Book Stoner & Spaz

Koertge, Ronald.

A troubled youth with cerebral palsy struggles toward self-acceptance with the help of a drug-addicted young woman. Sequel: Now Playing: Stoner and Spaz II

Ballads of suburbia Teen Book Ballads of suburbia

Kuehnert, Stephanie, 1979-

An aspiring film writer tells about her troubled teen years in the Chicago suburbs when she and her friends tried to escape the pain of their lives through rock music and drugs.

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