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Stay Close: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Addiction

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During his early teens, Jeff Bratton started using drugs. At first, alcohol and pot, but quickly he spiraled into using cocaine, ketamine, crystal meth and eventually heroin.

How could this wonderful son, loving brother, and star athlete lose himself to drugs? How could his parents be so clueless? How could his mother, the long-term head of a private school, be so blind?

ebook, 320 pages
Published April 28th 2009 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2009)
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Rosalind Wiseman
All over this country every day, families that look just like yours and mine shoulder the quiet, terrible pain of living with a loved one battling an addiction. Libby Cataldi’s Stay Close is an honest, stomach-churning account of her son’s drug problems and the steps, both for better and for worse, that her family took to help him. This book is both beautifully written and difficult to read, but it is a must for anyone who works with young people, and for the innumerable amount of loved ones who...more
I enjoyed this book. The author struggles with her son as he walks through addiction. She is torn regarding her level of involvement. I will definitely recommend this to clients' families who are struggling with the same issues. I really liked that Jeff (the self-proclaimed addict) gets a voice in the novel, as well as his brother Jeremy.
Heather Mays
An absolute must read for anyone dealing with an addict.
I read this book about 3 years ago and am getting ready to re-read it, I thought it was that good.
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