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Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll to Heroin Addict

4.06  ·  Rating Details ·  84 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Jude Hassan came from an upper-middle class household in suburban St. Louis. For most of his life, he was an all-around normal kid. He excelled in sports and academics, and cherished his time at home with his family. It wasn’t until he turned fifteen that things went seriously wrong. While attending his first high school party, he was introduced to pot and alcohol. ...more
Kindle Edition, 196 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by Hllcrest Media
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christine defresco
Aug 08, 2015 christine defresco rated it it was amazing
Good book

Me myself'll f being an addict to heroin and in recovery for many years and then relapsing yet also being a upper middle class white Italian girl with straight A's and who always worked.. college..and having a parent as a drug counselor less I can very much relate..i went on methadone for a little got off t h and God and for the most part the book was right on .it is an epidemic and it is getting worse the kids come in younger n younger and I was expecting a different ending but it said
Mar 16, 2016 Amor rated it it was amazing
Another great book (memoir) on drug addiction. Was very hard to put down. I like that he decided to tell his story as there are many young adults in school (high school/college) that I am sure can relate to this story. If you like biographies or memoirs on family, addiction and the road to recover I highly recommend this one.
Julie Ellison
Apr 13, 2015 Julie Ellison rated it it was amazing
Read it in 1 day

Very well written, I've been meaning to read this and couldn't put it down. It's crazy how addiction can happen to anyone regardless of your background. Great Job Jude for being so honest!
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Dec 11, 2014 Kristina Welker rated it it was amazing
Very educational.

Great book!! Jude is a good writer. His honesty and bravery is inspirational. I recommend this book to all parents who have a child who struggles with addiction.
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Dec 27, 2015 Ashley McDonald rated it really liked it
definitely enjoyed this book! Jude has written a raw, poignant account of his life from beginning to end of his drug use. awesome quick read for anyone who likes to read memoirs about drug addiction.
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Jul 18, 2016 Kristin Pikul rated it really liked it
This book is very eye opening how quickly this awful drug can take you down! Very close to home for me:(
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This is like every heroin story you've heard and like no other heroin story you've heard, if that makes sense. I could not stop reading from the moment I picked up the book.
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Jude Hassan was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1983, and lives there to this day with his wife, Rachel. He is the President of a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization, similarly named ​Suburban Junky. Their mission is to educate teenagers on the perils of drug abuse. Jude currently travels around the country sharing his story.
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