Good books about drugs and love
Popular Love and Other Drugs BooksIn fact, I started reading about addiction before I got sober—-perhaps because something in the very back of my mind was telling me that someday these books about addiction would be quite relevant to my life. Not all of these books are All About Addiction. In many of them, especially the fiction titles, addiction plays a role but is not necessarily the focus of the book. Addiction is powerful, complicated, and appears in our lives in a variety of different ways. The beauty of literature is its ability to convey all the exciting, ugly, complicated nuances of issues like addiction, so we might reflect on the myriad ways it impacts our world. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away.
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The first is to romanticize the situation. Others are dire, warning filled rants or testimonies against the many evils of using, such as the 19th-century classic Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. In the last few decades, however, the stories have been a gleeful mixture of the two. Still not convinced? One of the most famous drug novels of all time, Requiem for a Dream tells the tale of three young heroin dealers in Brooklyn, as they succumb to addiction and their lives spiral out of control.
Make Your Own List. Everything we have been told about drugs and drug addiction and how society should deal with them is wrong, says the British author and journalist Johann Hari. He chooses the best books on the War on Drugs. Interview by Nigel Warburton. The war on drugs is a government policy that began exactly a hundred years ago in the United States and Britain. Why did we go to war against drug users and addicts a hundred years ago?
The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing, and everywhere you look, someone is getting engaged or married, which can only mean one thing: spring is upon us, and summer's wedding season is right around the corner. If all of the general positivity and romantic mushiness of the season is getting to you, ground yourself with one of these heartbreaking books about love.
More books everyone should read before they go to that great rehab in the sky. As a little girl, Amy Jo was a regular at dives and clubs many adults might have thought twice about stepping into. She and her dad lived at St. Francis Hotel, a Hollywood flophouse frequented by junkies, prostitutes, porn dogs, washed-up show-biz losers and the odd one-eyed dwarf. Much has been written about the Hollywood that made movies in the '60s and '70s.
January pages. Is there a pill for love? What about an "anti-love drug", to help us get over an ex? This book argues that certain psychoactive substances, including MDMA—the active ingredient in Ecstasy—may help ordinary couples work through relationship difficulties and strengthen their connection. Others may help sever an emotional connection during a breakup.