Young Adult Recovery - Getting Stronger

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Addiction is tough, but you are tougher! These books can be guides and friends along your path to recovery. You've got this.


David J Pelzer
Call Number: 362.76 Pel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Amy Lynn Reed
Description: Haunted by serious problems in her recent past, thirteen-year-old Cassie makes a fresh start at a Seattle school but is drawn by dangerous new friends into a world of sex, drugs, and violence, while her parents remain oblivious.
Call Number: YA FIC Ree
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Jacqueline Woodson
Description: After losing her mother and grandmother during Hurricane Katrina, Laurel moves to another town and becomes a methamphetamine addict.
Call Number: YA FIC Woo
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Josh Hamilton, Tim Keown
Description: "Josh Hamilton chronicles his comeback from drug and alcohol addiction to playing baseball in the major leagues"--Provided by the publisher
Call Number: B Ham
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Kaveh Akbar
Description: This debut boldly confronts addiction and courses the strenuous path of recovery, beginning in the wilds of the mind. Poems confront craving, control, the constant battle of alcoholism and sobriety, and the questioning of the self and its instincts within the context of this never-ending fight.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 811 Akb
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 18, 2017
Amy Lynn Reed
Description: A group of teens in a Seattle-area rehabilitation center form an unlikely friendship as they begin to focus less on their own problems with drugs and alcohol by reaching out to help a new member, who seems to have even deeper issues to resolve.
Call Number: YA FIC Ree
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Ellen Hopkins
Description: Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter, gifted high school junior, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is the exact opposite of Kristina. Through a boy, Bree meets the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul - her life.
Call Number: YA FIC Hop
Format: Book
Date Added: Feb 20, 2016
Joe Ducie
Description: Will Drake is on the run. Having escaped from what was supposed to be the world's securest prison, he knows it's only a matter of time before the sinister Alliance catches up with him and his friends. But he's not completely vulnerable. Exposure to a mysterious chemical has given him powers he could never have dreamed of, and although his friends are frightened by what he's capable of, Drake knows they're going to need all the help they can get if they're going to survive.
Call Number: YA FIC Duc
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Alexander Gordon Smith
Description: After his failed attempt to escape from Furnace Penitentiary, Alex struggles to survive the bloodstained laboratories beneath where monsters are manufactured, with a death sentence--or worse--hanging over his head.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jul 27, 2012
Alexander Gordon Smith
Description: Alex Sawyer has escaped his underground nightmare to discover that the whole world has become a horrible prison run by his nemesis, Alfred Furnace, and only Alex can stop him, even if that makes him the executioner.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Robison E Wells
Description: After escaping the walls of Maxfield Academy, Benson Fisher finds himself trapped in a town that is also under the school's control--where he discovers that Maxfield's plans are deadlier than anything he imagined.
Call Number: YA FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Alexander Gordon Smith
Description: After achieving the impossible by escaping the laboratories and cells of Furnace Penitentiary, Alex, injected with superhuman abilities, must uncover the last of Furnace's secrets--the truth about the man who built the prison.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 18, 2018
Janice Erlbaum
Call Number: B Erl
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Tracy White
Description: After putting her fist through a window, seventeen-year-old Stacy Black checks herself into a mental hospital, where she struggles to face the reasons for her depression in order to stop from self-destructing.
Call Number: YA FIC Whi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Description: Eighteen-year-old Zach does not remember how he came to be in a treatment center for alcoholics, but through therapy and caring friends, his amnesia fades and he learns to face his past while working toward a better future.
Call Number: YA FIC Sae
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Mary Karr
Description: The author reveals how, shortly after giving birth to a child she adored, she drank herself into the same numbness that nearly devoured her charismatic but troubled mother, reaching the brink of suicide before a spiritual awakening led her to sobriety.
Call Number: B Kar
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Alexander Gordon Smith
Description: When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Thích Nhất Hạnh
Description: This book contains many of the best-loved inspirational quotations and passages from Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Basic meditation instructions and messages of peace, love, insight, understanding, and compassion accompany illustrations throughout. Moments of Mindfulness is intended to be read for everyday inspiration, and to help bring mindful practices and reflection to daily life. Illustrations by Jenifer Kent.--Excerpted from publisher statement.
Call Number: 294.34 Nha
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Martine Leavitt
Description: "16-year-old Angel struggles to free herself from the trap of prostitution in which she is caught."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Lea
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Carrie Arcos
Description: Accompanied by her brother's friend, Tyler, sixteen-year-old Rachel ventures through San Diego and nearby areas seeking her brother, eighteen-year-old Micah, a methamphetamine addict who ran away from home.
Call Number: YA FIC Arc
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Neil Steinberg, Sara Bader
Description: Addiction is easy to fall into and hard to escape. It destroys the lives of individuals, and has a devastating cost to society. Steinberg and Bader harness the power of literature, poetry, and creativity to illuminate what alcoholism and addiction are all about. Each chapter begins with advice and commentary followed by a wealth of quotes to inspire and heal. The result is a mosaic of observations and encouragement that draws on writers and artists spanning thousands of years.
Call Number: 362.292 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Alexander Gordon Smith
Description: Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, fourteen-year-old Alex Sawyer thinks that he has escaped the hellish Furnace Penitentiary, but instead he winds up in solitary confinement, where new horrors await him.
Call Number: YA FIC Smi
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Jason Carney
Description: A lyrical, mesmerizing debut from Jason Carney who overcomes his own racism, homophobia, drug addiction, and harrowing brushes with death to find redemption and unlikely fame on the national performance poetry circuit. Woven into Carney's path to recovery is a powerful family story, depicting the roots of prejudice and dysfunction through several generations.--Publisher.
Call Number: B Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Jeannette Walls
Description: Jeannette Walls tells the story about her childhood. She talks about living like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Retreating to the dismal West Virginia mining town--and the family-- her father, Rex Walls, had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.
Call Number: B Wal
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Gary Stromberg, Jane Merrill
Call Number: 616.86 Str
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
David J Pelzer
Call Number: 362.76 Pel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Christopher K Germer
Call Number: 152.4 Ger
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Joe Ducie
Description: Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. His talents have landed him at the Rig, a special juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from the Rig. After hatching some escape plans - and making the first real friends of his life - Drake quickly realizes that all is not as it seems on the Rig. The warden is obsessed with the mysterious Crystal-X, a blue glowing substance that appears to give superpowers to the teens exposed to it. Drake, Tristan, and Irene are banking on a bid for freedom - but can they survive long enough to make it?
Call Number: YA FIC Duc
Format: Book
Date Added: Dec 29, 2017
Tim Tharp
Description: In the last months of high school, charismatic eighteen-year-old Sutter Keely lives in the present, staying drunk or high most of the time, but that could change when she starts working to boost the self-confidence of a classmate, Aimee.
Call Number: YA FIC Tha
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
Robison E Wells
Description: After years in foster homes, seventeen-year-old Benson Fisher applies to New Mexico's Maxfield Academy in hopes of securing a brighter future, but instead he finds that the school is a prison and no one is what he or she seems.
Call Number: YA FIC Wel
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 9, 2018
Nic Sheff
Description: Sheff writes candidly about stints at in-patient rehab facilities, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.
Call Number: 362.299 She
Format: Book
Date Added: Apr 4, 2018
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A Child Called "It": An Abused Child's Journey From Victim To Victor
David J Pelzer
362.76 Pel
Lockdown
Alexander Gordon Smith
YA FIC Smi
Beautiful
Amy Lynn Reed
YA FIC Ree
Moments Of Mindfulness: Daily Inspiration
Thích Nhất Hạnh
294.34 Nha
Beneath A Meth Moon: An Elegy
Jacqueline Woodson
YA FIC Woo
My Book Of Life By Angel
Martine Leavitt
YA FIC Lea
Beyond Belief: Finding The Strength To Come Back
Josh Hamilton, Tim Keown
B Ham
Out Of Reach
Carrie Arcos
YA FIC Arc
Calling A Wolf A Wolf: Poems
Kaveh Akbar
811 Akb
Out Of The Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion To Recovery
Neil Steinberg, Sara Bader
362.292 Ste
Clean
Amy Lynn Reed
YA FIC Ree
Solitary
Alexander Gordon Smith
YA FIC Smi
Crank
Ellen Hopkins
YA FIC Hop
Starve The Vulture: A Memoir
Jason Carney
B Car
Crystal Force
Joe Ducie
YA FIC Duc
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
Jeannette Walls
B Wal
Death Sentence
Alexander Gordon Smith
YA FIC Smi
The Harder They Fall: Celebrities Tell Their Real-Life Stories Of Addiction And Recovery
Gary Stromberg, Jane Merrill
616.86 Str
Execution
Alexander Gordon Smith
YA FIC Smi
The Lost Boy: A Foster Child's Search For The Love Of A Family
David J Pelzer
362.76 Pel
Feedback
Robison E Wells
YA FIC Wel
The Mindful Path To Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself From Destructive Thoughts And Emotions
Christopher K Germer
152.4 Ger
Fugitives
Alexander Gordon Smith
YA FIC Smi
The Rig
Joe Ducie
YA FIC Duc
Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir
Janice Erlbaum
B Erl
The Spectacular Now
Tim Tharp
YA FIC Tha
How I Made It To Eighteen: A Mostly True Story
Tracy White
YA FIC Whi
Variant
Robison E Wells
YA FIC Wel
Last Night I Sang To The Monster
Benjamin Alire Sáenz
YA FIC Sae
We All Fall Down: Living With Addiction
Nic Sheff
362.299 She
Lit: A Memoir
Mary Karr
B Kar