How to grow an addict : a novel
Randall Grange has been tricked into admitting herself into a treatment centre and she doesn't know why. She's not a party hound like the others in her therapy group--but then again, she knows she can't live without pills or booze. Raised by an abusive father, a detached mother, and a loving aunt and uncle, Randall both loves and hates her life. She's awkward and a misfit. Her parents introduced her to alcohol and tranquilizers at a young age, ensuring that her teenage years would be full of bad choices, and by the time she's twenty-three years old, she's a full-blown drug addict, well acquainted with the miraculous power chemicals have to cure just about any problem she could possibly have--and she's in more trouble than she's ever known was possible.