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A Life Gone Awry: My Story of the Elan School (Volume 1)

Paperback – February 17, 2012 by Wayne Kernochan When Doctor M. Scott Peck suggested Elan to my parents I was skeptical because the first program he sent me to was a drug program, and I had never done drugs. He said it wasn’t, and that Elan treated teens with emotional problems. He told me that […]

The Crazy School (A Madeline Dare Novel)

“Madeline Dare is like that wild smart-mouthed friend who blows into town, sweeps you off into a knife-edge adventure you never saw coming, and makes you laugh out loud even at the darkest, most intense moments. I can’t wait to meet her again.” –Tana French, New York Times bestselling author of In the Woods Recently […]

Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction

by Maia Szalavitz More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, […]

Girl Sent Away

Paperback – November 4, 2015 by Lynne Griffin (Author) Toby Sedgwick is terrified by his daughter’s increasingly reckless behavior and takes a tough love approach, enrolling Ava in Mount Hope, a wilderness behavioral camp for troubled teens. Ava quickly realizes that the camp is little more than a prison, warehousing and abusing kids for their […]

Help At Any Cost

Help At Any Cost by Maia Szalavitz The troubled-teen industry, with its scaremongering and claims of miraculous changes in behavior through harsh discipline, has existed in one form or another for decades, despite a dearth of evidence supporting its methods. And the growing number of programs that make up this industry are today finding more […]

Chasing The Scream

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs By Johann Hari It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he […]