(EBOOK) Chasing the High: A Firsthand Account of One Young Person's Experience with Substance Abuse (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative) author Kyle Keegan

The real truth about the worst seems like the "best place to start From a harrowing night on a rooftop ravely ill and in withdrawal Keegan tracks back " place to start From a harrowing night on a rooftop ravely ill and in withdrawal keegan tracks back his young in withdrawal Keegan tracks back his young years spent addicted to drugs primarily heroin Now clean and sober in his early thirties Keegan remembers with dark honesty his slide from experimentation to addiction This title isthan just a memoir however Coauthored with a psychiatrist and produced in conjunction with the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative a program of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands the book provides a wealth of up to date information about the neurobiology of addiction and explains why teens are at a higher risk for drug abuse than are adults Detailed descriptions of rehab and recovery approaches and lists of resources for further help are also included while short excerpts from other addiction memoirs add to Keegans wrenching storyTeens struggling with addiction are directly addressed but the publisher is marketing the book to the adults in their lives who are trying to help them Gillian EngbergThe book provides a wealth of up to date information about the neurobiology of addiction and explains why teens are at a higher risk for drug abuse than adultsshort excerpts from #Other Addiction Memoirs Add To #addiction memoirs add to s wrenching story BooklistThis heartfelt powerfully written book is Chasing the High: A Firsthand Account of One Young Person's Experience with Substance Abuse (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative)Tling of severe chemical dependency intermixed #WITH AND USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT #factual and information about Along with the author we experience the tribulations of the addition from the crashes to the euphoria to the rehabilitation and optimism of experiencing life without drugs Chasing the High provides a uniue inside perspective on addiction that is often lost in academic texts Timothy E Wilens MD Massachusetts General Hospital Chasing the High by Keegan and Moss is wonderful first hand account of a young person s development with addiction With powerful descriptions of the events that led to drug use abuse and addiction the authors succeed in weaving a primer on addiction within the developing saga Engaging and easy to read this book should be an enormous help for those individuals and families struggling with this disorder to understand addiction Particularly poignant for this researcher is the repeated focus on the dark side of addiction The author states In fact you re taking drugs now not so much to feel ood as to keep from feeling bad The authors illustrate so clearly that seeking drugs to fill emotional holes creates even bigger emotional holes that in turn need to be filled This phenomenon is the core feature of addiction George F Koob PhD Professor Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders The Scripps Research Institute.

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N easy read and a first choice for all collections Lorraine B Wiener teacher in the School Library JournalChasing the High "Is An Excellent Resource On " an excellent resource on abuse for adolescents and their families Keegan s personal story captures the experience of addiction and recovery in a compelling manner The authors even #make the neurobiology of addiction clear and accessible #the neurobiology of addiction clear and accessible is difficult to find The New Song: For the Sunday School, Societies of Christian Endeavor, and Other Religious Exercises (Classic Reprint) good resources about addictive drugs for adolescents and this book fills theap Charles Dackis MD Director Charles O Brien Center for Addiction Treatment UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIACHASING THE HIGH IS of PennsylvaniaChasing the High is and intense yet also extremely informative Kyle Keegan has written a brave cautionary tale that takes his readers deep inside the belly of addiction This book speaks to anyone who has ever felt the deadly Riding Hard grip of drugs and alcohol take hold but also to those who have watched someone they love disappear into a dark cloud of chemicals Bravo to Kyle for having the courage to share his painful and inspiring story with the world Lynn Marie Smith author of Rolling Away My Agony with EcstasyWhile the perils of addiction are often lost in detailed data there remains a lacuna of information on the personal tolls of substance abuse In Chasing the High we areiven an intriguing and very personal snapshot of the initiation maintenance and subseuent bat.
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