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Dirty: A Search for Answers Inside America's Teenage Drug Epidemic

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Why do teenagers use drugs, what happens to them when they do, and what can we do about it? Venturing into uncharted territory, mother and award-winning journalist Meredith Maran takes us inside teenagers' hearts, minds, and central nervous systems to explore the causes and consequences of our nation's drug crisis.

In these pages we get to know the kids, the parents, the therapists, and the drug treatment programs at their best and worst. We're face-to-face with seventeen-year-old Mike, whose life revolves around selling, smoking, and snorting speed; fifteen-year-old Tristan — the boy next door — who can't get enough pot, pills, or vodka; and sixteen-year-old Zalika, a runaway, crack dealer, and prostitute since the age of twelve. In their relapses and rebounds we witness the anguish and resilience of teenagers in trouble — a fact of life for far too many American families today.

Combining powerful on-the-street reporting, groundbreaking research, and Maran's own mothering story, Dirty is essential reading for every parent and professional who works with or cares about children or teenagers.

Synopsis:

Acclaimed journalist and mother of two teens, Meredith Maran ventures into uncharted territory, offering a shocking and revelatory inside look at the suffering, ecstasy, terrors and thrills of the hidden world of America's teenage drug epidemic

About the Author

Meredith Maran is the author of several books of nonfiction, including the bestsellers What It's Like to Live Now, Ben & Jerry's Double Dip, and Class Dismissed. She writes regularly for such publications as Self, Parenting, Utne Reader, Tikkun, Bride's, Mother Jones, Teacher, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The San Jose Mercury News.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060086220
Subtitle:
A Search for Answers Inside America's Teenage Drug Epidemic
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
Maran, Meredith
Location:
San Franscisco
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Drugs
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Alcoholism
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Adolescence - Drugs/Drinking
Subject:
Psychopathology - Addiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Addictions
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
063-03
Publication Date:
20030923
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.05 in 20 oz

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Health and Self-Help » Recovery and Addiction » General
History and Social Science » American Studies » Drugs and Culture

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