Bootleg is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title.
One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011.
YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist in 2012.
Alpha Force are an elite team of five highly-skilled individuals brought together to battle injustice. The team join a covert SAS operation in South America, fighting to catch an evil drugs baron. To gain information, they infiltrate a tight-knit community of street kids then head into the isolated mountains where a terrifying and twisted hunt is to test their individual skills to the max . . .
Contains Chris Ryan's top SAS tips for survival in cave systems.
So, if you’re looking for the real deal on issues like anorexia, dating, or helping a friend in trouble, you've come to the right place. So What's the Deal? The good news about tackling challenges is that you end up stronger and smarter once you reach the other side.
These stories are from teenagers just like you who have gone through many of the same problems and survived. Whether it’s standing up to the mean girl in the cafeteria or staying true to yourself under peer pressure, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal Challenges tells you the absolute truth about what it means to be a teen.
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Melvin Burgess’ most ambitious and complex novel is a multi-faceted and vivid depiction of a group of young people in the grip of addiction. It is told in many different voices, from the addicts themselves to the friends watching from the outside who try to prevent tragedy.
Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.
Events in Oliver's life become increasingly bizarre. As his life spirals more and more out of control, Oliver gets sucked deeper and deeper into the dark world of drug addiction and prostitution.
Oliver's Strange Journey is not just a dark comedy and coming-of-age novel, but also a psychological thriller based on incredible true events.
"Oliver's writing style matches the content - visceral, raw, real and extremely fluent in describing the life of codependency that is at the core of the story. At times tough to read because of the content, the book is at all times mesmerizing."
-Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer, Vine Voice
"Based on true events, Oliver Markus held nothing back in this rags-to-riches-to-drugs-and-codependency novel. Realism, candid thinking, and originality of voice make this one uniquely different than anything I've read in several years."
-Frank Scozzari, Amazon Review
"I couldn't stop reading it. I love the author's voice. Oliver is a very likeable character, even though he is a flawed hero. Maybe even an anti-hero. But you can't help but root for him."
-Lacy Farell, Amazon Review
"Oliver's Strange Journey is exactly that... one long strange trip. Ride along! You won't be disappointed."
-Dan Glover, Amazon Review
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie is a self-help book that explains codependency and how to overcome it. Originally published in 1986, it was written before codependency was fully acknowledged in the mental health profession…
This companion to Summary, Analysis & Review of Melody Beattie’s Codependent No More by Eureka includes:Overview of the bookImportant PeopleKey TakeawaysAnalysis of Key Takeawaysand much more!
A community of young people have gathered in an old warehouse to get away from a world they don't fit in to. Through separate but interweaving narratives Warehouse tells the stories of three of the community's members. There's Robbie who is running away from his violent older brother, Frank, and needs some space to realise that the beatings are not his fault. Amy, who's supposed to be travelling in Europe but has had her rucksack stolen and is too proud to ask her smothering family for help. And then there's Lem, an ex-drug-addict and founder of the Warehouse community, whose perceived role as leader by the other young people is too much for him to cope with.
Maybe you are facing circumstances even worse than Keith's. Maybe you've made choices that have hurt you and the people around you. Maybe your family has failed or damaged you, leaving scars you're sure will never heal. Or maybe you just can't bring yourself to care anymore, because you've forgotten how to dream big. How ever lost you are, you have not been abandoned--a relentless God is pursuing you.
You Found Me is Keith's story of a tragic life redeemed, but it's more than that: It's the story of anyone willing to be found.
Told in moving prose and powerfully illustrated, this is the story of a shy, curious boy from a deeply religious family who grew up to find solace and inspiration in his own unique approach to both spirituality and music. John Coltrane—a legendary jazz musician whose work shattered boundaries and continues to influence countless artists to this day.
Addiction is a cruel and subtle disease that robs it's victims of so much. Those suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction are often baffled by its affects on their lives and the devastation that can be wrought in such a short period of time. Loved ones feel helpless and hopeless as they are forced to stand by and watch as someone they care about erodes before their eyes, clear that they cannot stop drinking or using drugs.
Luckily, many people are able to reach some sort of "bottom", or a jumping off place, where they are finally willing and able to ask for help and begin the process of getting sober. Kickstart Your Recovery offers a powerful message to those who are looking for a way out from an endless cycle of pain and loss and for tools for avoiding relapse. With a clear approach, and drawing on her own history of addiction recovery, author Taite Adams is able to give the new person in recovery answers to a lot of Frequently Asked Questions about getting sober and allay a lot of fears. Some of the areas that are addressed in detail are:
What is a "Bottom"?
Should I Go to Treatment?
What is Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)?
12 Step Programs
Families and Relationships
The Job and Career in Sobriety
About the Consequences of Addiction
Living Life and Having Fun Sober
Addressing Other Issues
and Much More
Whether brand new in sobriety, considering going to treatment or just coming to grips with the fact that there may be a "problem", alcoholism and addiction help is available in many forms and Kickstart Your Recovery is an invaluable tool to get your questions answered about getting sober, staying sober, avoiding relapse and helping you move one step closer to a better way of life free of alcohol and drugs.
Life is tough. You’ve got questions. You’ve got choices…and the results are yours to live with. So go ahead—do a little investigating and discover the answers for yourself. The graphically captivating books in the FlipSwitch series are the real deal. They unashamedly tackle pressing issues that you face every day. After pinpointing God’s solution, they offer practical steps that will help you take your life in the right direction…without a doubt. Check ’em out:
HEAT : Sex. A huge reality check complete with stats and facts on who’s doing it and who’s paying for it (STD information).
BLUR : Who defines you? A startling glimpse into the reality of your self-image.
SPLIT : Divorce. Guidance as your own or your friends’ parents go ring-less.
BUZZ: Drugs and alcohol. What you need to know about beer, bongs, weed, tobacco, and other tempting substances.
Story Behind the Book
A team of youth pastors approached Multnomah with the need for a visual pivotal-issues series for teens—something that would enter into their world and confront the stuff they actually think, talk, and wonder about every day. These products called for a “back of the school bus” feel. Kids don’t get spoon-fed answers; they simply get enough cards on the table to create their own conversations. Now youth pastors everywhere can’t seem to hand out enough of them!
From the Trade Paperback edition.
—Alex Blaszczynski, The University of Sydney, International Journal of Mental Health Addiction"Psychologist Harvey Milkman and chemist Stanley Sunderwirth explore why our relentless search for pleasure sometimes leads to dangerous addictions and show us healthy ways to achieve happiness."
—SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MIND
"Harvey B. Milkman and Stanley Sunderwirth have written a tour de force. Craving for Ecstasy and Natural Highs: A Positive Approach to Mood Alteration . . . is a beautifully written and organized book . . . a thrill ride through the most innovative and insightful perspectives that science and clinical experience have to offer . . . hip and artistic, reflecting a deep understanding of addiction . . . a major contribution to the field; it is must reading."
—Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, CAS Editor, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School Director, Division on Addictions, Cambridge Health Alliance
"Reading this book is in itself and ecstatic experience! . . . a fascinating journey that explores the benefits and risks of pleasure and the universal desire to feel good . . . It's quite a trip."
—G. Alan Marlatt, PhD, University of Washington
People from all walks of life often lose themselves in pursuing counterfeit pleasures—cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, thrill seeking, sex, food, gambling, and on-line fantasies to name just a few. How does the pursuit of pleasure result in compulsion and loss of control? Craving for Ecstasy and Natural Highs addresses this fundamental question and then explores positive ways to achieve lasting happiness and fulfillment. Readers will gain important insight on how to improve their own quality of life and will learn how to offer support to clients, students, family, and friends whose lives may be compromised by addiction.
Students of addictive behaviors and anyone interested in discovering healthy means to satisfy the drive to alter consciousness will find this book compelling.
View Harvey Milkman's appearance on local Denver TV where he talks about addiction and his book at
Be sure to follow Harvey Milkman's blog on Psychology Today at
Reviews of previous work:
"The chemistry and psychology of addiction are described with considerable insight. . . . These authors know their stuff and make a compelling case."
—The Los Angeles Times
"The authors provide a valuable service by placing into perspective a large array of behaviors that could be considered addictive."
SAGE offers treatment and training programs for mental health providers that you can easily incorporate into your existing programs. Visit www.sagepub.com/satreatments to learn more about these treatment and training programs.
Professor Anthony Clare
The abuse of alcohol and alcoholism are among the most corrosive and devastating features of modern societies. The incidence of broken lives and shattered families caused directly by alcohol addiction is now widely recognised. However, as the widespread nature of alcoholism is acknowledged, so too are the significant advances in its treatment.
Under the Weather sets out all the basic facts on alcoholism and alcohol abuse in an accessible yet comprehensive manner. It combines a popular approach with one that is scientifically and medically reliable. Above all this new and updated edition of a well-established and popular book offers hope and encouragement by emphasising the high recovery rates for those who are prepared to assume responsibility for their own recovery and co-operate with properly mounted and comprehensive treatment programmes.
Family and friends concerned about the effect of abnormal drinking will also find it an invaluable source of information and support.
‘Few authors can write with such experiences and understanding … warmly recommended to a wide readership.’
Dr Bruce Ritson
‘Of the many books written in recent years about alcoholism and problem drinkers this one is outstanding.’
Dr Max GlattUnder the Weather: Table of ContentsIntroduction
Alcoholism – A DiseaseAlcoholism – Many CausesSigns, Symptoms and Cross AddictionFrom Compulsion to RecoveryPhysical and Psychiatric ComplicationsMental Mechanism and MedicationOverall Treatment PlanRelapseThe YoungWomenA Family IllnessPreventionAppendix A: The Definition of Alcoholism
Appendix B: Treatment
Appendix C: Questionnaires
Appendix D: Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Alateen
Appendix E: Help and Advice