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Blackout girl : growing up and drying out in America

Author: Jennifer Storm
Publisher: Center City, Minn. : Hazelden, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: A riveting memoir of what happens to a teenage girl whose life is awash in alcohol, drugs, and the trauma of rape.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jennifer Storm; Jennifer Storm
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Storm
ISBN: 9781592854684 1592854680
OCLC Number: 176860814
Description: xviii, 253 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
1: Tracing stars --
2: First beer, first blackout --
3: Being judged --
4: Normal, relatively --
5: Valentines and dirty dancing --
6: Hurting myself --
7: Dealing with divorce --
8: First roach --9: Losing Alex --
10: Mourning Alex --
11: Blackouts, bulimia, and burials --
12: Unhappy New Year's Eve --
13: Addicted before exhaling --
14: Credits and demerits --
15: Evolving relationships --
16: Crying in a clinic --
17: Opportunity in Maryland --
18: Attempting recovery --
19: Losing my mother --
20: Living high, hitting low --
21: Driving to detox --
22: Feeling a flicker of warmth --
23: Dumping shit on the paper pile --
24: Learning to lean --
25: Living halfway and beyond --
26: Revisiting Lee --
27: Dealing today --
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"A common story. A rare twist. When the American dream became her secret nightmare. Jennifer Storm begins the dark descent into addiction. Then she discovers that the same events that destroy her Read more...

 
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A must-read memoir for anyone who knows someone in recovery.

by taxicab224 (WorldCat user published 2010-06-19) Excellent Permalink

Like a high-speed train racing uncontrollably down its track, first-time author Jennifer Storm takes her readers on a fast-paced journey through the dark and tremulous world of drug and alcohol addiction. Witty, moving,...
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