Thin Wire : A Mother's Journey Through Her Daughter's Heroin Addiction Paperback
Thin Wire: A Mother's Journey Through her Daughter's Heroin Addiction is an honest and intimate account of heroin addiction told by both mother and daughter.
Amber is introduced to drugs and becomes addicted without her mother's knowledge.
She meets a dealer who feeds her habit. Whilst living together, they are raided by the police.
Bailed to her mother's address with a GBP200-a-day addiction, Amber doesn't think her family will accept her back when they discover the truth.
When she's charged by the police with dealing class A drugs and accepting stolen goods, she fears she'll go to prison.
Trying to feed her habit alone, Amber meets a fellow addict who offers to introduce her to prostitution.
The prospect terrifies her, but will her mother help her? An unflinching story that looks at drug addiction from two different sides, Thin Wire will appeal to a diverse range of readers, in particular fans of autobiographies and memoirs, and is remiscent of Melvin Burgess' Junk. The book's concluding section offers two sets of personal guidelines; one for addicts, the other for parents or partners of addicts, while the in-depth, harrowing real life story vividly illustrates the difficulties of overcoming addiction.
In a society where 50% of teenagers experiment with drugs, Amber is every mother's child.
She could be yours.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Troubador Publishing
- Publication Date: 27/09/2012
- Category: True stories
- ISBN: 9781780882956