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Author Keegan, Kyle, 1975-

Title Chasing the high : a firsthand account of one young person's experience with substance abuse / Kyle Keegan ; with Howard B. Moss.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Young Adult Non-Fiction  YA616.86 Kee    ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  616.86 K26    ---  Available
 PHS Non-Fiction  616.86 KEEGAN    ---  Available
Description xvi, 170 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' adolescent mental health initiative
Note "The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 159-160) and index.
Contents 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.
Genre/Form Memoir.
Subject Keegan, Kyle, 1975-
Keegan, Kyle, 1975-
Substance abuse -- United States -- Biography.
Recovering addicts -- United States -- Biography.
Substance abuse -- Personal Narratives.
Added Author Moss, Howard.
Annenberg Public Policy Center.
ISBN 9780195314717 (alk. paper)
0195314719 (alk. paper)
9780195314724 (alk. paper)
0195314727 (alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000042177628
NZ1 11636002

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