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

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:
9780060730611
Author:
Maran, Meredith
Publisher:
HarperOne
Author:
by Meredith Maran
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
Adolescence - Drugs/Drinking
Subject:
Psychopathology - Addiction
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - Drug Dependence
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence - Drugs/Drinking
Subject:
Addictions
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Parenting Teens
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20040831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.98x5.30x.76 in. .54 lbs.

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