NATIONAL METHAMPHETAMINE TRAINING & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER
Methamphetamine reading list
NEW: Two new books (below) bare problems from the individual to the macro-economic:
Meth=Sorcery : Know the Truth
By Steve Box
This book is about methamphetamine and how it is enslaving millions of lives worldwide.The author explains how meth stole everything he had and almost his life.
155 pages | paperback
Overcoming Crystal Meth Addiction: An Essential Guide to Getting Clean
By Steven J. Lee
Written to address the topic for a general audience, Lee, who specializes in crystal meth addiction, offers a complete guide to the drug, its effects, and how to overcome it.
304 pages | paperback
Crystal Meth: They Call It 'Ice'
By Mary Holley
More than 400 pages with advice, science and help.
467 pages | paperback
Meth: America's Home-Cooked Menace
By Dirk Johnson
A harrowing look at the personal, social, and environmental impact of America’s newest drug abuse trend.
256 pages | paperback
American Meth: A History of the Methamphetamine Epidemic in America
By Stirling Braswell
American Meth is the story of a molecule in all of its incarnations, and the deep impact it has had on American life over the course of the last century.
168 pages | paperback
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines
By Nic Sheff
Sheff relates his personal struggle with drugs and alcohol in this poignant and often disturbing memoir.
352 pages | paperback
Leaving Dirty Jersey:
A Crystal Meth Memoir
By James Salant
The story of one young man's journey through meth addiction complete with plenty of gory details about life as a drug addict, from a dealer shooting meth into her neck while her daughter watches TV in the next room, to an uncomfortable, drug-fueled threesome with a violent paranoiac.
352 pages | paperback
Nick Reding's excellent reporting uncovers the reasons meth made such an impact on the Mid- west and beyond.
Must reading for those who want to under- stand the epidemic.
Addicted Like Me
Mother-daughter team of Karen Franklin and Lauren King tell their story of Lauren's add- iction to drugs and alcohol -- including methamphetamine.
Suicide Tuesday - Gay Men and the Crystal Meth Scare
By Duncan Osborne
In this stujdy of methamphetamine in the gay community. The author recommends educational programs to reduce risks for social users of the drug and treatment for chronic users. But some have criticized the book because Duncan spends most of his effort in trying to convince readers that meth isn't all that dangerous and downplaying the role that it has played in the spread of the HIV virus.
Beautiful Boy - A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction
By David Sheff
Sheff, a journalist, describes in detail the effect on him and his family when his 17-year-old son began a descent into methamphetamine addiction. Outlining his own cycle through denial, acceptance and resistance, he also chronicles the ups and downs his son experiences when trying to find recovery. The book reveals the wisdom Sheff and his son gained through their mistakes and successes.
No Speed Limit - The Highs and Lows of Meth
By Frank Owen
As part of his research, the author went on a four-day meth binge himself and found out how difficult it is to withdraw from the drug. Owen relays stories of people whose lives have been devastated by meth, but also cites statistics that suggest its use is not the "epidemic" the media makes it out to be.