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Description - Dirty by Meredith Maran

Venturing into uncharted territory, mother and award-winning journalist Meredith Maran takes us inside teenagers' hearts, minds, and central nervous systems to explore the causes and consequences of our nation's drug crisis. In these pages we get to know the kids, the parents, the therapists, and the drug treatment programs at their best and worst. We're face-to-face with seventeen-year-old Mike, whose life revolves around selling, smoking, and snorting speed; fifteen-year-old Tristan -- the boy next door -- who can't get enough pot, pills, or vodka; and sixteen-year-old Zalika, a runaway, crack dealer, and prostitute since the age of twelve. Combining powerful on-the-street reporting and groundbreaking research, Dirty is essential reading for every parent and professional who works with or cares about children or teenagers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780060730611
ISBN-10: 0060730617
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 135mm x 19mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: HarperCollins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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