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It's Not Gunna Be an Addiction: The Adolescent Journals of Amelia F. W. Caruso (1989 - 2009)

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Amy Caruso left the world the incredible gift of her journals that she kept since middle school. She wrote powerfully about whether to begin using substances, her initiation, and the progression of her substance use disorder in the context of school, family, friends, boys, body image, and self-esteem. Amy's mom edited the journals into It's Not Gunna Be an Addiction so rea ...more
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Published December 5th 2014 by Amelibro Press LLC
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My first book on teenage drug addiction

As a newcomer to the topic, the thing that stuck with me is that addiction gets built over a long series of small events / slippages each of them rather irrelevant (teens trying stuff) but in totality compounding to an uncontrollable problem. The other thing I was surprised about is how important the peer environment (not 1-2 friends but tens of individuals as mentioned in Amelia’s journal) is to the teenager’s development and well being + how parents can g
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Jake Sylvestre
Good supplement to Heroin's puppet. Shows a first-hand account of the spiral into addiction and the other side of the mother's account. Highlights the role of peer pressure in the opiate epidemic.
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