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Having a Drug Addiction
Stories from Survivors
From the Series It Happened to Me
Drug addiction happens—but how does it feel when it happens to you?
Developing a drug addiction is a dangerous, harmful, and life-changing experience that happens to thousands of young people every year. Discover what it is like to be addicted to drugs through the heartfelt stories of survivors. Learn how it “happened to them,” read their journeys to recovery, and find out more about the causes and treatments of drug addiction in this open, sensitive, and informative exploration.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 9|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Cheriton Children's Books|
|Imprint||Cheriton Children's Books|
|Number of Pages||48|
Author: Karen Latchana Kenney
Karen Latchana Kenney was born near the rainforests of Guyana, but moved far north to Minnesota at a young age. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English and has been writing and editing since. She has worked as an editor at an educational publishing company, but is now a full-time freelance writer and editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has written more than 70 books on all kinds of subjects: from arts and crafts to biographies of famous people. Her books have received positive reviews from Booklist, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. When she's not busy writing, she loves biking and hiking with her husband and young son in the many beautiful parks of the state. Visit her online at http://latchanakenney.wordpress.com/.
Author: Sarah Eason
Sarah Eason has authored many nonfiction books for children and has an especial interest in health and social issues for young people.