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The Resource A house on stilts : mothering in the age of opioid addiction - a memoir, Paula Becker

A house on stilts : mothering in the age of opioid addiction - a memoir, Paula Becker

Label
A house on stilts : mothering in the age of opioid addiction - a memoir
Title
A house on stilts
Title remainder
mothering in the age of opioid addiction - a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Paula Becker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A House on Stilts tells the story of one woman's struggle to reclaim wholeness while mothering a son addicted to heroin. America's opioid crisis is a national emergency, a war at home. Within this battle, family members form the first line of defense. Their mission is hellishly risky: opioid overdose now kills more than 100 Americans each day, and that number is growing. Many who die are teens or young adults. In spite of this, no parent expects to be forced to confront their child's drug addiction. A House on Stilts' intensely personal account of trauma and survival is a heartbreakingly timely exploration of one family forced to grapple with America's #CrisisNextDoor. Paula Becker's son Hunter was raised in a safe nurturing home by his writer/historian mom and his physician father. He was a bright curious child. And yet, addiction found him. More than 2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioids, some half-million of these to heroin. For many of them--for Hunter--their drug addiction leads to lives of demoralization, homelessness, and constant peril. For parents--for Paula--a child's addiction upends family life, catapulting them onto a path no longer prescribed by Dr. Spock, but by Dante's Inferno. A House on Stilts recounts Hunter's headlong rush into drug addiction, its shattering impact on his family, and Paula's determination to shield Hunter's younger siblings from the maelstrom into which his addiction thrusts them all. Paula and her husband desperately fight to help their son, fearing for his life, grieving the loss of the boy they thought they knew. Within this ten-year crucible, Paula is transformed by an excruciating, inescapable truth: the difference between what she can do (love her son) and what she cannot do (save him)"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Becker, Paula
Dewey number
  • 362.29/33092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5822.H4
LC item number
B39 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Becker, Paula
  • Parents of drug addicts
  • Heroin abuse
  • Mothers
  • Teenage boys
  • Drug addicts
  • Mothers and sons
  • Drug addicts
  • Heroin abuse
  • Mothers
  • Mothers and sons
  • Parents of drug addicts
  • Teenage boys
  • United States
Label
A house on stilts : mothering in the age of opioid addiction - a memoir, Paula Becker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ultrastrong -- Didn't know anything -- Chasing it -- The squat -- The accident -- Totally fucked -- Flying south -- Waiting -- Family week -- A hundred needles -- Thanksgiving -- Harm reduction -- Lights in the night -- The visit -- The climb -- Jonah -- The passport -- Flying east -- Market Street -- Runaway bunny -- Drugstore cowboy -- Love is -- Requiem
Control code
on1085576759
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 218 pages
Isbn
9781609386597
Lccn
2019002000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085576759
Label
A house on stilts : mothering in the age of opioid addiction - a memoir, Paula Becker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ultrastrong -- Didn't know anything -- Chasing it -- The squat -- The accident -- Totally fucked -- Flying south -- Waiting -- Family week -- A hundred needles -- Thanksgiving -- Harm reduction -- Lights in the night -- The visit -- The climb -- Jonah -- The passport -- Flying east -- Market Street -- Runaway bunny -- Drugstore cowboy -- Love is -- Requiem
Control code
on1085576759
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 218 pages
Isbn
9781609386597
Lccn
2019002000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085576759

Library Locations

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