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I am your disease : the many faces of addiction

Author: Sheryl Letzgus McGinnis; Heiko Ganzer
Publisher: Denver, Colo. : Outskirts Press, Inc., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Mom, nobody wakes up one day and decides to be an addict." The stories contained in this book are about people from every walk of life, socioeconomic levels, religious and ethnic backgrounds whose lives were intertwined with people who didn't "decide to be an addict." They all share one common bond - living with, and loving an addicted person. Contained within the pages of this book are stories by bereaved parents  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheryl Letzgus McGinnis; Heiko Ganzer
ISBN: 1598006991 9781598006995
OCLC Number: 86125625
Description: 358 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Sheryl Letzgus McGinnis with Heiko Ganzer.

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""Mom, nobody wakes up one day and decides to be an addict." The stories contained in this book are about people from every walk of life, socioeconomic levels, religious and ethnic backgrounds whose lives were intertwined with people who didn't "decide to be an addict." They all share one common bond - living with, and loving an addicted person. Contained within the pages of this book are stories by bereaved parents who have suffered the ultimate loss: The loss of their precious child. Read how addiction, whether it be drugs, alcohol or gambling, destroys not only the addicted person, but their entire circle of friends and family. No one escapes the tentacles of addiction. Like an octopus it reaches its deadly arms around us and squeezes the very life out of all of us. Our society is affected in ways we never imagined. Read excerpts from middle school students on the peer pressures they face today. Read about "pharming" and other code words used by kids. Read the stories of parents who have gone through hell, sacrificing their very sanity trying to save their child. The profiles of these children will change your mind about what kind of people do drugs. GOOD KIDS DO DRUGS TOO! And they're dying by the thousands from high profile celebrities to the boys and girls next door. It isn't always heroin or cocaine that's killing them. Prescription pill abuse is growing at an alarming rate and parents need to know about this. Read the book and see what our kids are doing and thinking. What they have to say may shock you!"--

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