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Thin Wire: A mother's journey through her daughter's heroin addiction by [Lewry, Christine]
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'The heart-stopping twists and turns make it read like a novel and I simply couldn't put it down. This book isn't just for parents of children with drug problems; this is for every parent who has ever had to deal with a child's problem.' -- Eve White 'A rollercoaster of a book which was, quite simply, impossible to put down. Every mother and daughter should read this intelligent and heart-warming tome. It throws up questions we should all ask ourselves - and shows how the power of love can heal even the most desperate of situations. I warmly recommend this beautifully written story.' -- Amanda Cable Daily Mail 'Brave and brutally honest' -- Vita magazine

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Thin Wire 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 £200-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 sides. 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 706 KB
  • Print Length: 345 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008H76SKE
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
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Not a bad read but couldn't handle the mother's way of dealing with her "addicted" daughter. Solution to come off the drugs was to send her to some remote vacation spot(which many would consider a reward for choosing drugs), another time she came off heroin the mother takes off on a vacation with the rest of the family leaving daughter on her own just newly into recovery to which (big surprise) she goes back to drugs. Another response was to purchase her a flat and on one occasion share several bottles of wine with her. I wanted to scream at the book several times but kept telling myself no one is an expert at dealing with their child going through this. A lot of parents can't afford a rehab facility for their children but money didn't seem to be an issue here. I kept waiting for mother to finally admit that the problem was way out of her ability to deal with effectively. I have a degree in social work and still would feel inadequate in dealing with a drug addicted child.
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Loved this book.A mothers story of trying to save her daughter and herself throughout a journey of addiction.How far would you go to save your child?This is a mothers account on how she wouldn't give up on her child.An excellent read and I would highly recommend it to any parent who struggles with the same issues.A definate page turner and an honest account of the ugly heroine addiction.
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I haven't lived with an addict but I work with addicts and met their families. This book, told through the eyes of the mother and addict daughter provides life in true perspective. The words of mother and daughter, their frustration, missed opportunities for change, fear and disappointments are accurate and will provide insight for any family living in a similar situation.
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I can't help but think this book would have been a lot different if there wasn't what seemed to be an endless supply of money for trips and therapy. Still interesting.
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This was a very powerful story. It came across as raw and honest. It gives the reader a glimpse of how an addict struggles to overcome their addiction and the grief the parent goes through. I also liked the style it was written in. Mother and daughter both giving their perspectives. A heart-wrenching book with a thread of hope running through it. I won't give the ending away.
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A mother's victory story against a dark enemy, heroin. Never giving up hope that she could help her daughter fight the monster addiction. A journey that ends happily for them as they watch others fall prey to heroin addiction. Loss and love and the joy and freedoms of winning the war against a tough adversary.
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Well written. An easy and very intriguing read. It provided a provocative and very real look at addiction from a parallel view of the mother and daughter. It has enhanced my understanding of the struggles behind addictions.
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Excellent book, written from the Mother's point of view as well as the daughter's. I found it was well written and kept my attention from start to finish.
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