Substance Abuse & Addictions

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About Face

Edited by Douglas Gosse

About Face: Essays on Addictions, Recovery, Therapies, and Controversies seeks to broaden the conversation around addiction in Canada. Featuring essays by a diverse group of writers, About Face delves into the major categories of addiction: drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, ... Read more

Babble On

By Andrew Brobyn

A mid-level drug trafficker and self-proclaimed low-life with a big vocabulary comes to terms with his actions and his mental health.

Andrew Brobyn’s relationship was in shambles before he took the terrible acid that sent him on an almost decade-long journey seeking redemption. ... Read more

Holden After and Before

By Tara McGuire

Holden After and Before is a moving meditation on grief in the same vein as Helen Macdonald's H is for Hawk: a stunning book that traces Tara McGuire's excavation and documentation of the life path of her son Holden, a graffiti artist who died of an accidental opioid overdose ... Read more

Nothing Will Be Different

By Tara McGowan-Ross

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction 2022 — Shortlisted

A neurotic party girl's coming-of-age memoir about learning to live before getting ready to die.

Tara has it pretty good: a nice job, a writing career, a forgiving boyfriend. She should be happy. Yet Tara ... Read more

The Age of Fentanyl

By Brodie Ramin

Ottawa Book Award 2021 — Shortlisted • The Donner Prize 2020 — Shortlisted • Speaker's Book Award 2020 — Shortlisted Is there a way to end North America’s opioid epidemic?
“A fascinating, wise, and humane analysis of one of the most pressing health challenges of ... Read more