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Addict at Ten

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  9 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Derek Steele, suffering from parental neglect and abuse, was eight when he got drunk for the first time. His story goes downhill fast from there: he was addicted to pot by age 10, dealing drugs by 14, hooked on meth and crack cocaine by 16, arrested for felony forgery by 19, unemployed and living out of a car at 20. Then, after a moment of clarity – and with aid from God, ...more
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Orbs n Rings
Feb 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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How has your past affected your preceptions of who you are now and who you could be? Open yourself to your past and read the message Derek is presenting in his book. A book written with a mix of his past and present soul, a soul that has found the answer to living fully in the present.

Derek Steele got drunk for the first time at the age of eight. By the age of ten, he was addicted to pot, and by sixteen, he was addicted to alcohol, meth, and cocaine. He began selling drugs in junior high, droppe
Christy Lockstein
Apr 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Addict at Ten by Derek Steele is an inspiring story of overcoming terrible addictions. Derek Steele grew up in a house without affection or love. Forced to care for himself most of the time by his busy and distracted parents, he gets drunk for the first time at eight, discovers marijuana at nine, and as addicted to getting high by ten years old. That leads him down a road to harder and harder drugs from cocaine to crack, ecstasy, and more alcohol. He soon turns to theft and drug dealing to affor ...more
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a young boy named Derek who overcomes some of this most awful things in life. Such as drug and alcohol abuse. this book explains every thing very thoroughly and it seemed as if you were in the book taking ever step he took. I thought this was a very good book I could hardly keep it down and I am not the reading type. It was very well written and it was very easy to connect with the main character. He overcomes so much I cant even begin to understand how he got out of the spot ...more
Jennifer Russ
I read this entire book in one night only because I found myself just skimming the boring parts. The first half was interesting as he discussed his childhood and then went into his addiction to drugs and alcohol and the trouble he got into(kind of like how the first half of the show Intervention is more entertaining). The last half was mainly his recovery, finding God, and his life afterward. I feel this book would find a better audience with people that have faced addiction problems themselves ...more
Shellie G
I really enjoyed this book for the first half. It kept my interest the whole time but this true story of his early years are fascinating.
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