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Chasing the high : a firsthand account of one young person's experience with substance abuse

Keegan, Kyle 1975- (Author). Moss, Howard. (Added Author). Annenberg Public Policy Center. (Added Author).

Summary: Foreword. Preface. 1. Crash and Rescue. Above the city, steeped in misery. Back from the edge. Substance abuse and addiction defined. Addiction is a disease. A hellish journey. 2. The Early Days of Using. My not-so-shady past. A forbidden sip. One puff leads to another. My uncertain future. Heroin. A rite of passage versus the slippery slope to addiction. The ride down that slope. Who becomes addicted, who does not, and why?. 3. The Noose Tightens. A moment of truth, and then denial. First shot at detoxification. Learning the life of an addict. Desperate moves. Returning to an unfamiliar home.

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  • ISBN: 9780198042952 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0198042957 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: remote
    1 online resource (xvi, 170 pages).
  • Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania."
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-160) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The history behind Chasing the high -- What to expect from this book -- Crash and rescue -- Above the city, steeped in misery -- Back from the edge -- Substance abuse and addiction defined -- Addiction is a disease -- A hellish journey -- The early days of using -- My not-so-shady past -- A forbidden sip -- One puff leads to another -- My uncertain future -- Heroin -- A rite of passage versus the slippery slope to addiction -- The ride down that slope -- Who becomes addicted, who does not, and why? -- The noose tightens -- A moment of truth, and then denial -- First shot at detoxification -- Learning the life of an addict -- Desperate moves -- Returning to an unfamiliar home -- "This is your brain on drugs" -- Different types of drugs of abuse -- Trying to get help -- Overconfidence and denial : do not mix -- A minor arrest -- A major arrest -- Up, down, up, down : the saga of addiction continues -- A crucial turning point -- Substance abuse treatment : what to expect -- Treatment of co-occurring mental disorders -- Recovery -- What does recovery mean for you? -- If a relapse occurs-- -- Looking back, looking ahead -- "Real" recovery is whatever works for us.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Keegan, Kyle 1975-
Substance abuse United States Biography
Recovering addicts United States Biography
HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases Nervous System (incl. Brain)
MEDICAL Neurology
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Medical
Genre: Electronic books.

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