ADDICT

Westworld International Ltd
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STEPHEN SPEAKS WORLDWIDE ON ADDICTION

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The most incredible enlightening true story ever told.

From an affluent family Stephen aged 14 ran away to become involved in organised crime and immense wealth. As his amphetamine addiction took its toll he ended up living in shop doorways for over five years when a miracle saved his life.

This page-turner emphasises not only the true horror of London’s 60’s criminals and drugs but is also an authentic insight into what leads some children into crime and addiction. Translated into 4 languages Addict has become a cult book in many countries.

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About the author

THIS BOOK IS THE TRUE LIFE STORY OF STEPHEN SMITH.

Since publication in 1997 several true identities in Addict the book were concealed for legal and additional reasons. Following recent media revelations, in this current edition April 2015 the names of all concerned are now the names of the real people involved.

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Publisher
Westworld International Ltd
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Published on
10 Feb 1997
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Pages
383
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ISBN
9780957318557
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
True Crime / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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