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10 books about heroin
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Chasing A Flawed Sun by Daniel McGhee
This book was published 2 years ago by Bowker and takes approximately 15.3 hours to read.
The phrase "Heroin saved my life" could be considered both controversial and even offensive to some. However in "Chasing a flawed sun" the author shows us how after breaking him down and almost taking his life several times, the battle with the drug did just that. This is a true story. A transparent story of the life of a young man in America, who, like many of our lost youth, found his way into the drug culture. This story is an autopsy into the mind, heart and soul of an addict. It begins at childhood and takes us through the thoughts, turmoil and inner conflicts of a person lost in the undercurrent of addiction, and ends in a climax of self discovery, and realization. It is a gripping tale of a suburban youth and his journey through the streets of Baltimore, institutions, prisons, addiction, and worst of all, his own mind. What makes it so unique is the vulnerability and transparency with which it is told. It is the goal of this story to not only to tell a vivid tale but to also share hope and experience with those who are actively struggling with their own demons, and to shed some light to those who have lost or are currently dealing with a loved one who is struggling with addiction, alcoholism and/or a lost sense of "self". Daniel McGhee lives and owns several businesses just outside of Baltimore, Md. He also owns a non-profit and works with addicts, children and homeless in his area. In his eighteen years in recovery he's learned to enjoy writing, fitness, and traveling the world. He enjoys going to other countries either for relief work, exploration or just chasing the sun that never ceases.
The Big Fix: Hope After Heroin by Tracey Helton Mitchell
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published 4 years ago by Seal Press and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
After surviving nearly a decade of heroin abuse and hard living on the streets of San Francisco's Tenderloin District, Tracey Helton Mitchell decided to get clean for good. With raw honesty and a poignant perspective on life that only comes from starting at rock bottom, The Big Fix tells her story of transformation from homeless heroin addict to stable mother of three—and the hard work and hard lessons that got her there. Rather than dwelling on the pain of addiction, Tracey focuses on her journey of recovery and rebuilding her life, while exposing the failings of the American rehab system and laying out a path for change. Starting with the first step in her recovery, Tracey re-learns how to interact with men, build new friendships, handle money, and rekindle her relationship with her mother, all while staying sober, sharp, and dedicated to her future. A decidedly female story of addiction, The Big Fix describes the unique challenges faced by women caught in the grip of substance abuse, such as the toxic connection between drug addition and prostitution. Tracey's story of hope, hard work, and rehabilitation will inspire anyone who has been affected by substance abuse while offering hope for a better future.
Icons: 50 Heroines Who Shaped Contemporary Culture (Inspirational Book about Strong Women, Empowering Book for Girls, Teens, and Women) by Monica Ahanonu
This book was published last year by Chronicle Chroma and takes approximately 3.7 hours to read.
Icons features colorful portraits of 50 of the most admired women in the fields of music, politics, human rights, and film. This diverse and inclusive collection features the world's most inspiring women, including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Yayoi Kusama and so many more. From singers to writers, activists to artists, politicians to filmmakers, Icons is a celebration of the strength of women. Illustrated by Monica Ahanonu, each portrait is accompanied by a short biography about what makes each woman a force to be reckoned with. • The ultimate gift for women to women: mom-to-daughter, daughter-to-mom, friend-to-friend • Keep it out on the coffee table to read about the lives and accomplishments of each woman, or simply enjoy the enigmatic portraits. Ahanonu's illustrated portraits are both easily recognizable and also an artistic take on each featured woman's likeness and identity. • A smart and empowering collection of female role models • A great gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, graduations, and Women's History Month • Perfect for those who loved In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney and Bygone Badass Broads: 52 Forgotten Women Who Changed the World by Mackenzi Lee
The Heroin Diaries: Ten Year Anniversary Edition: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star by Nikki Sixx
This book was published 4 years ago by MTV Books and takes approximately 17.1 hours to read.
In honor of the ten-year anniversary of The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx’s definitive and bestselling memoir on drug addiction is reissued with exclusive new content. This shocking, gripping, and at times darkly hilarious memoir explores Nikki’s yearlong war with a vicious heroin addiction. Now more than ever, with opioid addiction ravaging our country and rising by twenty percent in the past year alone, Nikki’s story of both his descent into drug-addled decay and subsequent recovery and transition into a rehabilitation advocate are now more relevant than ever. When Mötley Crüe was at the height of its fame, there wasn’t any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn’t do. He spent days—sometimes alone, sometimes with other addicts, friends, and lovers—in a coke- and heroin-fueled daze. The highs were high, and Nikki's journal entries reveal some euphoria and joy. But the lows were lower, often ending with Nikki in his closet, surrounded by drug paraphernalia and wrapped in paranoid delusions. Here, Nikki shares the diary entries—some poetic, some scatterbrained, some bizarre—of those dark times. Joining him are Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Mick Mars, Slash, Rick Nielsen, Bob Rock, and a host of ex-managers, ex-lovers, and more. Brutally honest, utterly riveting, and surprisingly moving, The Heroin Diaries follows Nikki during the year he plunged to rock bottom—and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again.
Chronic Junkie: A Story of Addiction, Despair, Unconditional Love, Hope, and Triumph by Timothy J. Ryan
This book was published last year by Booklocker.com, Inc. and takes approximately 4.3 hours to read.
What many considered to be typical teenage experimentation, such as smoking pot and drinking alcohol, quickly led down a dark path that cost Timothy everything. He went from having the world at his feet to homeless, living on the streets, and addicted to heroin, ultimately coming out the other side to provide hope for those still struggling.
Classical Mythology A to Z: An Encyclopedia of Gods & Goddesses, Heroes & Heroines, Nymphs, Spirits, Monsters, and Places by Annette Giesecke
This book was published last year by Black Dog & Leventhal and takes approximately 12.5 hours to read.
"An essential companion to the 75th-anniversary illustrated edition of Edith Hamilton's Mythology, this A-to-Z guide offers hundreds of rich and fascinating definitions of every major and minor character, creature, and place of classical mythology"--
Spirit Son: A Mother's Journey to Reconnect with Her Son After His Death From Heroin Overdose by Robin Monson-Dupuis
This book was published last year by TEN16 Press and takes approximately 7.8 hours to read.
Spirit Son: A Mother's Journey to Reconnect with Her Son After His Death From Heroin Overdose is a courageous memoir detailing one mother's story of surviving her unimaginable pain, beginning to heal, and even growing after her traumatic loss.
Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines by Patricia Monaghan
Category: Mythology & Folklore
This book was published 7 years ago by New World Library and takes approximately 14.9 hours to read.
More Than 1,000 Goddesses & Heroines from around the World Groundbreaking scholar Patricia Monaghan spent her life researching, writing about, and documenting goddesses and heroines from all religions and all corners of the globe. Her work demonstrated that from the beginning of recorded history, goddesses reigned alongside their male counterparts as figures of inspiration and awe. Drawing on anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology, Monaghan’s vibrant and accessible encyclopedia covers female deities from Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and the Americas, as well as every major religious tradition.
Seducing and Killing Nazis: Hannie, Truus and Freddie: Dutch Resistance Heroines of WWII (1) by Sophie Poldermans
This book was published 2 years ago by SWW Press and takes approximately 7.6 hours to read.
This is the astonishing true story of three teenage Dutch girls, Hannie Schaft and sisters Truus and Freddie Oversteegen, that has inspired many throughout the world.When Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands in World War II, these girls took up arms against the enemy by seducing high-ranking Nazi officers, luring them into the woods and killing them. They provided Jewish children with safe houses and gathered vital intelligence for the resistance. They did what they did "because it had to be done." Above all, they tried to remain human in inhuman circumstances. Hannie Schaft was executed by the Nazis three weeks before the end of the war and became the icon of female Dutch resistance. Truus and Freddie Oversteegen survived the war, but were forever haunted by the demons of their past.
A Mother's Heart: The missing key to surviving her child's horrific heroin addiction by Amy Shirey
This book was published last year by Advantage Books and takes approximately 5.9 hours to read.
This book gives hope for mothers with children afflicted with drug addictions. Moms across America are experiencing gaping holes in their hearts as they watch their children succumb to the horrific disease of opioid and heroin addictions. These mothers are terrified that their child might be the next fatal overdose.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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