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Strung out : one last hit and other lies that nearly killed me

Author: Erin Khar; Jayme Mattler
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Harlequin Audio, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Growing up in LA, Erin Khar hid behind a picture-perfect childhood filled with excellent grades, a popular group of friends and horseback riding. After first experimenting with her grandmother's expired painkillers, Khar started using heroin when she was thirteen. The drug allowed her to escape from pressures to be perfect and suppress all the heavy feelings she couldn't understand. This fiercely honest memoir  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Erin Khar
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Khar; Jayme Mattler
ISBN: 9781488258169 1488258163
OCLC Number: 1137701058
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by Jayme Mattler.
Description: 8 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Erin Khar.

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Growing up in LA, Erin Khar hid behind a picture-perfect childhood filled with excellent grades, a popular group of friends and horseback riding. After first experimenting with her grandmother's expired painkillers, Khar started using heroin when she was thirteen. The drug allowed her to escape from pressures to be perfect and suppress all the heavy feelings she couldn't understand. This fiercely honest memoir explores how heroin shaped every aspect of her life for the next fifteen years and details the various lies she told herself, and others, about her drug use. With enormous heart and wisdom, she shows how the shame and stigma surrounding addiction, which fuels denial and deceit, is so often what keeps addicts from getting help. There is no one path to recovery, and for Khar, it was in motherhood that she found the inner strength and self-forgiveness to quit heroin and fight for her life.

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