Addiction

Addiction

by Margaret McHeyzer

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BN ID: 2940155321071
Publisher: Margaret McHeyzer
Publication date: 07/24/2018
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 397,025
File size: 804 KB

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**Bound by custom or unique by choice.** There's something about the written word which is pure magic. Possibly it's the fact there are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and they can create something so beautiful or so empowering that they're able to change our lives. How important is it that we break suit and stretch our minds? I like to think of myself as 'unique'. My stories aren't for everyone, and sometimes I may push what you believe to be 'normal'. Normal is subjective. I prefer to be known as a person who's never been 'bound by custom' but is 'unique by choice'. I hope you do read and enjoy my stories. Until next time Mxx

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Addiction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Ryatsko 9 months ago
This book has a powerful message, the truth about ADDICTION... Hannah fate was in the hands of predator, manipulated, and played.. This story is hard to read, but is example how drugs can take over your life.
Dani_the_Bookaholic 9 months ago
Thank you to Give Me Books Promotions and author Margaret McHeyzer for giving me a copy of ADDICTION for my honest opinion. The following review was originally posted on my blog: my nickname .com ~~~ Hannah, a seventeen-year-old high school senior has her life planned. She works hard to get good grades so she can go to college to become a teacher. An only child, she lives a happy life with her parents who are extremely lax with her, and spends most of her non-study time with her best friend, Kristen. It is through Kristen - in a round about way - that Hannah meets Edgar, the local drug dealer, and once setting eyes upon her, Edgar decides he will have Hannah. And even though she knows she shouldn't get involved with a drug dealer, she is his. Addiction is not for the feint of heart. It's raw, grotesque and horrifying. And very addicting in and of itself. I couldn't put it down. The mixed bag of emotions I felt while reading Addiction were a constant stream. One moment I was angry with Hannah, and then next I felt sorry for her. I pitied her. And the amount of disgust I felt for Edgar and 'the bodyguard' at times is the only thing that would make me set the book down. I would have to walk away, and occupy my mind elsewhere before I could come back and finish the chapter. Addiction really gives you an insight into the lives and minds of those hooked on drugs. The crazy things their minds come up with. The hallucinations, the ideas, and the emotions. This crazy whirlwind of delusions. It makes you think differently about those you know to be on or have been on drugs, and the their friends and family. The amount of pain and suffering that is caused by these chemicals is astounding, and I feel truly sorry for all of those involved. It's recommended that you be of 16+ to read this book, and maybe that's a good age to set it at, but personally, I would suggest even those younger than 16 read it. The content is hard and graphic at times, and it may be difficult for those younger to read and understand it, but I think that maybe, if it was read as a group - a youth group, a health class, a counseling session... I don't know - but read as a group, with adults involved so questions can be asked, this book should be read by those younger than 16. Drugs, sex and illicit behavior are happening younger and younger, and maybe if we teach about it earlier, then maybe we can get a grasp on this never ending pandemic. Take the time to read the "foreword" and the "from the author" sections at the beginning an end. They, both, will help you to understand Hannah's world and others in it that are addicts like her. Something that Margaret McHeyzer says in her closing remarks that really caught my attention and understanding: "Addiction has taught me something. And that is, to have compassion. The war on drugs is epic, the casualty numbers are climbing. Anybody can become a statistic." If you or someone you know is on drugs, please get yourself or them the help the need. Drug Abuse Hotline US: 1-877-978-1523 or 1-877-659-9350 Life Line Australia: 13 11 44 Support Line Telephone Helpline UK: 01708 76522 Action on Addiction UK: 0300 330 0659 From one bookaholic to another, I hope I’ve helped you find your next fix. —Dani Dani's Score out of 5: 5/5
shadow2031 9 months ago
Wow!! I don’t even know where to start with this review. I have started over more than a few times already. Ok, I am going to make this short. Hannah was a model student. A best friend. A exceptional daughter. Someone who dreamed of a future. One to mold students as a teacher. She didn’t party. She was even called a nerd. And all it took was six months for her to hit rock bottom. As an addict. Meth was her salvation. Her enemy. Her everything. There were only two things she thought about about the moment she had her first hit. One, how she was going to get her next. And two, the man who supposedly loved her. That was her new life. The one that she thought was a better one. That is what ice does to someone. It brings out the delusions. It makes you chase the next high. No matter who or what gets in the way. That is all I can really say about Hannah’s journey. This is not a romance. It does not involve hearts and flowers. It involves pipes and hotels. It’s not an easy read. I read the warnings. I had to read it anyway. I have not been an addict myself but I have had family and friends go through some of the same experiences. It’s so hard to witness. Even harder to get them to want to help themselves. Overall...I love that Margaret writes books that need to be written. The stories need to be told. They are real. They are important. I have two daughters and you know what I did today? I talked to them about drugs and alcohol. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, drugs do not discriminate. They are everywhere. They can grab and hold on to anyone. Like I said, I have seen it. I had my own experiences with a few drugs in my high school days. It was over twenty years ago when something bad happened to myself and I still will not drink wine because of it. It stays with you. Forever. P.S. I am in love with this cover. Quotes: “I can’t leave you alone. You’re mine,” he says. “What? I’m not yours, I’m not anyone’s. I’m my own person.” He’s making my body sing, sparking alive as a hazardous fire rips through me, risking my sanity and safety. “For you, I’d walk to the end of the earth, and still have the strength to kill anyone who’d hurt you. But when you’re hurting yourself, that breaks not only my heart, but my soul.”