By Kyle Keegan
Kyle Keegan was once like many childrens: wanting to slot in in school, he experimented with alcohol and medicine. quickly, his abuse of those elements exceeded experimentation and have become a ruthless dependancy to heroin that almost destroyed his life.
Now in restoration, Keegan tells his striking tale in Chasing the High. beginning with the early days of alcohol and drug use, Keegan charts his decline into crime and homelessness as his want for heroin exceeded all techniques of friends and family, of correct and mistaken. He then is going directly to use those stories to supply assistance and useful suggestion to different teens who could be being affected by substance abuse. In easy, easy-to-understand language and besides the psychiatric services of Howard Moss, MD, Keegan discusses what's identified in regards to the neurobiology of habit in youth, the right way to search therapy, and the way to get the main out support. He additionally covers such issues as cures that are used to wrestle dependancy, find out how to check with households and pals approximately substance abuse, and the way to navigate dicy events. either an soaking up memoir and an invaluable source for younger people.
Part of the Adolescent psychological healthiness Initiative sequence of books written in particular for youths and teens, Chasing the High deals wish to children who're being affected by substance abuse, supporting them to beat its demanding situations and to head directly to lead fit, effective lives.
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