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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Some Rain Must Fall: My Struggle: 5 by Karl Ove Knausgaard
    Some Rain Must Fall: My Struggle: 5 - by Karl Ove Knausgaard

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780099590187 | ISBN 10: 0099590182

    At twenty, Karl Ove moves to Bergen. As the youngest student to be admitted to the prestigious Writing Academy, he arrives full of excitement and writerly aspirations.  Soon though, he is stripped of youthful illusions. His writing is reveale ... more

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  • Cover image of book Quit Cannabis: An Expert Guide to Coping with Cravings and Withdrawal, Unscrambling Your Brain... by Jan Copeland with Sally Rooke and Etty Matalon
    Quit Cannabis: An Expert Guide to Coping with Cravings and Withdrawal, Unscrambling Your Brain... - by Jan Copeland with Sally Rooke and Etty Matalon

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781743319925 | ISBN 10: 1743319924

    An authoritative guide to the health risks of using cannabis and practical, step-by-step information on coping with withdrawal symptoms and quitting marijuana for good.  Do you feel you're losing focus and concentration? Is weed taking a toll ... more

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  • Cover image of book Recovery: Twelve Simple Steps to a Life Beyond Addiction - A Contemporary Recovery Handbook by Lynden Finlay
    Recovery: Twelve Simple Steps to a Life Beyond Addiction - A Contemporary Recovery Handbook - by Lynden Finlay

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783752973 | ISBN 10: 1783752971

    Are you sick and tired of being addicted? Do you want to recover but think the 12-Step programme is not for you because you don’t believe in God? This book presents a new version of the Steps which is simple and do-able by everyone, whether they have ... more

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  • Cover image of book Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair & Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side by Rayya Elias
    Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair & Post-Punk, from the Middle East to the Lower East Side - by Rayya Elias

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781408837696 | ISBN 10: 1408837692

    "She's experienced wealth, cultural alienation, homelessness, brushes with fame, prison, rehab, record deals, a million blown second chances, a dozen broken hearts and one bloody-knuckled ultimate spiritual redemption. She even died once in the proce ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Fix by Damian Thompson
    The Fix - by Damian Thompson

    £8.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780007436101 | ISBN 10: 0007436106

    Addictions to iphones, painkillers, cupcakes, alcohol and sex are taking over our lives.   Our most casual daily habits can quickly become obsessions that move beyond our control. Damian Thompson, who has himself struggled with a range of addi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hammered by Mark Ward
    Hammered - by Mark Ward

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781843582724 | ISBN 10: 1843582724

    Mark Ward enjoyed all the trappings of success as one of the most popular and highly-rated right wingers in football. 'Wardy' proved an overnight sensation at Oldham and continued to be a star at West Ham, Man City and Everton before inspiring Birmin ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bloody Mary: My Life and Times by Mary Coughlan
    Bloody Mary: My Life and Times - by Mary Coughlan

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780340993484 | ISBN 10: 0340993480

    Since she rose to international fame in 1985 with her seminal Irish jazz album Tired and Emotional, Mary Coughlan's battles with addiction, the problems in her personal life and career have been well documented. But until now she has never spoken of ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Nice Girl Like Me by Rosie Boycott
    A Nice Girl Like Me - by Rosie Boycott

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847394705 | ISBN 10: 1847394701

    Rosie Boycott wasn't a typical 1960's Cheltenham Ladies College girl. By the age of 21 she had co-founded the feminist magazine Spare Rib and the feminist publishing house Virago, whilst experimenting with drugs, sex and booze. But she wanted more: m ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Grass Arena by John Healy
    The Grass Arena - by John Healy

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141189598 | ISBN 10: 0141189592

    In his searing autobiography, John Healy describes his fifteen years living rough in London without state aid, when begginh carried an automatic three-year prison sentence and vagrant alcoholics prowled the parks and streets in search of drink or pre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mum, Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid? What Drugs Did to My Family by Elizabeth Burton-Phillips
    Mum, Can You Lend Me Twenty Quid? What Drugs Did to My Family - by Elizabeth Burton-Phillips

    £9.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780749951726 | ISBN 10: 0749951729

    Elizabeth Burton Phillips is a teacher, an ordinary middle-class mother who had always tried to do the best for her children; she never imagined that her identical twin sons, who had been doing so well at school, would become involved in drugs.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Child Protection, Domestic Violence & Parental Substance Misuse: Family Experiences & Effective ... by Hedy Cleaver, Don Nicholson, Sukey Tarr & Deborah Cleaver
    Child Protection, Domestic Violence & Parental Substance Misuse: Family Experiences & Effective ... - by Hedy Cleaver, Don Nicholson, Sukey Tarr & Deborah Cleaver

    £22.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781843105824 | ISBN 10: 1843105829

    This book draws on a wide range of evidence to explore the facts about the relationship between substance misuse and domestic violence and their effect on children, and examines the response of children's services when there are concerns about the sa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom. by Andy Letcher
    Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom. - by Andy Letcher

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780571227716 | ISBN 10: 0571227716

    Is Santa Claus really a magic mushroom in disguise? Was ‘Alice in Wonderland’ a thinly veiled psychedelic mushroom odyssey? Did mushroom tea kick-start ancient Greek philosophy?  Much stranger than the fictions it has inspired, the world of the ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Piece of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown
    A Piece of Cake: A Memoir - by Cupcake Brown

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780553818178 | ISBN 10: 0553818171

    From beloved daughter to abused foster child to crack addict, this is the heart-wrenching true story of a girl named Cupcake Brown.  Following her mother’s death, Cupcake was just eleven years old when she entered the child welfare system. Moved f ... more

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  • Cover image of book 100 Tips for Parents Raising Drug-Free Kids by Aletha Solter
    100 Tips for Parents Raising Drug-Free Kids - by Aletha Solter

    £11.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780738210742 | ISBN 10: 0738210749

    In this book, a developmental psychologist gives parents tips for keeping children of all ages away from drugs and alcohol. In a country where an estimated 25 percent of teenagers use illegal substances on a monthly basis, parents are right to be con ... more

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  • Cover image of book Smashed: Growing Up A  Drunk Girl by Koren Zailckas
    Smashed: Growing Up A Drunk Girl - by Koren Zailckas

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780091905606 | ISBN 10: 0091905605

    The day Koren turned fourteen she tasted alcohol for the first time. By the time she was fifteen, she was piecing together forgotten fragments of drink, men and misplaced clothes. And so it began...  A New York Times bestseller, Smashed has alre ... more

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  • Cover image of book The L.A. Diaries by James Brown
    The L.A. Diaries - by James Brown

    £12.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780747574668 | ISBN 10: 0747574669

    James Brown worked as a successful Hollywood screenwriter and would drive the freeways of Los Angeles from meeting to meeting with movie executives. But he carried a terrible, destructive secret. He was unable to function without stopping off in a ba ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iliict Drugs: Use and Control by Adrian Barton
    Iliict Drugs: Use and Control - by Adrian Barton

    £32.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780415281720 | ISBN 10: 0415281725

    Illicit drugs and their use are now, more than ever, a dominant concern of politicians, policy makers and the general public. Often our understanding of the 'drug problem' tends to be uni-dimensional and based around particular areas of risk: risk of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Parental Substance Misuse and Child Welfare by Brynna Kroll & Andy Taylor
    Parental Substance Misuse and Child Welfare - by Brynna Kroll & Andy Taylor

    £25.00   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781853027918 | ISBN 10: 185302791x

    Focusing on the needs of children of substance misusing parents and the dilemmas faced by professionals working with them, this comprehensive book brings together for the first time theoretical and practice issues for all those involved with the cros ... more

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  • Cover image of book Honey, Honey, Miss Thang: Being Black, Gay, and on the Streets by Leon E. Pettiway
    Honey, Honey, Miss Thang: Being Black, Gay, and on the Streets - by Leon E. Pettiway

    £26.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9781566394987 | ISBN 10: 1566394988

    Many straight Americans would never embrace homosexuals as neighbors, co-workers, or friends. Still less would they accept as equals those transgendered individuals who work the streets to provide themselves with drug money.   This book seeks ... more

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