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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
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 170 pages)
Series The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' adolescent mental health initiative
Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' adolescent mental health initiative.
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
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
Notes "The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-160) and index
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Subject Keegan, Kyle, 1975-
Recovering addicts -- United States -- Biography.
Substance abuse -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Moss, Howard.
Annenberg Public Policy Center.
LC no. 2007035423
ISBN 0198042957 (electronic bk.)
1281374725
9780198042952 (electronic bk.)
9781281374721
(alk. paper)
(alk. paper)