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A Woman of Substances by Jenny Valentish


Just finished reading this today. Got it on Kindle from Amazon. Highly recommended. An addiction memoir that focuses on how addiction specifically affects women and how gender biased the research on addiction is . The author (a journalist ) was addicted to alcohol and using all kinds of other drugs. And yes it all started with childhood abuse .. A very written book, it had me totally hooked (no irony intended &#128513 .
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Thanks Brightsky. It sounds like a book I'd love. I hope my library has it.
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Strung Out by Erin Khar

This is a memoir of a woman addicted to heroin and sex.

Erin tells her story with so much honesty. She describes the empty feeling she had from a very early age. She tried so hard to fill the emptiness in her life with sex and drugs that it made my heart actually ache for her. Erin shows that no matter where you come from, how much money you have, or how loving your parents are, addiction can always happen at any time. She had loving, caring parents, and an affluent family, but the dark, emptiness never left her.

Erin empowers us with her beautiful truth telling and she inspires us by saving herself during her lowest moment.
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