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Title:
Teen addicts
Author:
Stewart, Gail B. (Gail Barbara), 1949-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Lucent Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Provides an overview of drug addiction, describes the lives of four teenage drug addicts, and suggests ways to get involved in fighting this social problem.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781560065746
Format :
Book

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Four teenagers, each with a different story and background, describe their descent into addiction. They discuss the tragic events that influenced their behavior, the poor chokes made along the way, and the difficulties of trying to escape drug addiction.


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Gr. 7^-12. Tyrone says he can't live without marijuana, although he yearns to have stability and goals in his life. Jorge has beaten his longtime addiction and has a fresh enthusiasm for a brighter future. These two teenage boys and two girls the same age, provide in-depth perspectives on the addiction experience in this entry in the Other America series. Background circumstances vary among the teens: three come from abusive or neglectful homes where some of the parents abuse drugs; the fourth was adopted by middle-class American parents from a Colombian orphanage but did not make a smooth adjustment to suburban U.S. life. Readers are told little about the interviewer or the circumstances of the discussions, which presumably take place in Minneapolis. This isn't a book of facts and statistics; rather, it's a personal look at addiction in which teens speak powerfully for themselves. Several black-and-white photos enhance the text, which also includes a list of further readings. --Anne O'Malley