Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll to Heroin Addict

Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll to Heroin Addict

by Jude Hassan


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An estimated 150,000 people per year try heroin, most of them are under the age of 26 and relative newbies to drugs. The stories of those within these jaw-dropping numbers are the tether needed to wrap our collective minds around this problem. Author Jude Hassan's memoir, Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll to Heroin Addict, is a personal account of his journey from a smart, well-loved kid with great potential to a fear-filled addict and how he found his way back.

In Suburban Junky, Hassan was the last kid anyone would imagine a junkie. He had loving and attentive parents, was a great student, his father was a drug counselor; he knew all he was supposed to know. When his family moved to the suburbs just in time for freshman year, Hassan was more lonely than ever, shy and eating lunch alone. When a boy his age finally approached him and offered him drugs, it was all it took. Though he knew better and had all the tools to resist, his desire to fit in became an unhealthy obsession.

Hassan quickly went from smoking pot to experimenting with other drugs. He eventually landing on heroin. It took an enforced detox in a jail cell and his father's cancer to give him the will to climb out of the deep, dark hole he'd lived in for six years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781508912774
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/02/2015
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 439,059
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jude Hassan was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and lives there to this day with his wife and son. Jude published his memoir, Suburban Junky, following the loss of his dear friend to addiction. Along with his role as a speaker and mentor to those seeking help with substance abuse, Jude works in the behavioral health field in St. Louis assisting addicts as they begin the treatment process. Jude's story has garnered both local and national attention due to its relevance to today's heroin and opiate epidemic.

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Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll, To Heroin Addict 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent memoir about addiction. One of the few I'd actually recommend. Most drug memoirs always end horribly and without even a glimpse of hope, but Hassan ended this one in true form. Must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was excellant, informing, and very well written. I am an x-heroin user who identified with every word written. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So let me get it straight. You have not read the book but still manage to give it one star. How nice. Dude, it is called review for a reason. Also, you must lead a real sheltered life to think it's impossible to go from pot to smack in a month. The book rings true and I liked it tremendously. Five big bright stars.
Anonymous 9 months ago
that was probably the most Incredible book I've ever read. great job and God bless
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a heartbreaking story that thankfully ends well for the author. I read the entire book while flying on a airplane. Couldn’t put it down. I kept asking myself, HOW does this happen in a house with a father who was a drug/alcohol therapist but quickly realized addiction does not care about professions. The author is relatable, quite likeable and I kept hoping for his success.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
@the one star review! This is an excellent book. I agree with the other person, how can you review a book if you have not read it? Taking the time to write a bad review on a book you haven't read sounds like you have severe developmental issues impacting your self esteem and your decision making process! It also sounds like you have some sort of personal vendetta against the author. Lastly are you STUPID? Saying that people don't go from drinking and pot to heroin in a month is plain IGNORANT! I have witnessed MANY of my friends do exactly that! So GROW UP and the next time you write a review read the book first!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read the book nor do I want to. To progress from alcohol & pot to heroin is an extreme step within a month? Either it's been edited or Jude suffered from severe developmental issues impacting his self-esteem & decision making processes.