Alcohol & Other Drugs: Book List
This text provides a hard-hitting, yet accessible approach to what happens to your body and your psyche when you become addicted to and damaged by drinking.
ISBN: 1842341065 Evans Publishing, 2003 Ages 9 and up
This is a fictional account of a teen aged young man who strives to help his brother overcome alcohol addiction.
ISBN: 0786851732 Hyperion Books for Children, 2005 Ages 13 and up
by Peg Kehret
Kit Hathaway, 14, is dealing with a lot of stuff in her life, including a stepfather who drinks too much, and her own urge to shoplift. Caught stealing, she is sentenced to community service at an animal shelter, and then she learns that she must give an oral report on the very crime she committed! Will she be able to get control of her life and make her dreams come true?
by Heather Quarles
As her alcoholic mother lies in bed, 15-year-old Katherine Donovan tries to care for her three siblings and keep the family from falling apart. But when Alisa, her 8-year-old sister, runs away to find a magical kingdom, Katherine finds that being the parent is a lot harder than it seems.
by Lindsey Hall, Rosemary E. Lingenfelter and Leigh Cohn
A young boy named Jason offers emotional stories about his own father's alcoholism and recovery, showing readers what it's like to be a kid living with a parent who drinks too much. The ultimate message: children of alcoholics can find love and happiness.
by Doug Wilhelm
Thirteen-year-old Casey has been caring for his alcoholic father ever since his mom and sister left the family. Unable to count on his dad's behavior, and trying to form a new friendship with a girl whose mother drank herself to death, Casey begins to understand that he can't do it all by himself and that his dad needs real help for his problem.
by Bruce Brooks
Woodsie and his hockey team have come a long way, and have a shot at the national title. But when one of the players starts smoking marijuana to calm his nerves, the coach and the team must find a way to deal with the problem.
by Alice Childress
The life of a thirteen-year-old Harlem youth on his way to becoming a confirmed heroin addict is seen from his viewpoint and that of several people around him.
by Katharine Bacon
Fifteen-year-old Finn is left hurt and unable to speak after surviving the small plane crash that leaves the rest of his family dead. After moving in with his grandmother in Vermont, he meets Julia, a younger friend who trains horses for shows, and comes into contact with a gang of drug dealers. As Finn deals with his memories of the crash and gets closer to Julia, he also helps a wolf-dog named Toq.
by Judith Condon
This important series explains drug abuse by offering in-depth information about abused drugs, including their negative mental, physical, and social effects. Each book features photographs, diagrams, a glossary, an index, and a list of addresses for more information and help.
by Sue Hurwitz, Nancy Shniderman
This book offers information about drugs from tobacco and marijuana to crack, cocaine, and heroin, and tells fictional stories that help readers learn how to avoid peer pressure.
by Gilda Berger, Ted Enik (Illustrator)
This book discusses the use of such substances as tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, narcotics, hallucinogens, inhalants, and cocaine. It includes a glossary and bibliography.
by Myra S. Weatherly
This books deals with some of the chemical substances people inhale for a quick high, and offers information on the physical and social dangers of "huffing."