Addiction: Go Ask Alice By Beatrice Sparks

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"It is impossible to understand addiction without asking what relief the addict finds or hopes to find" was said by the addiction specialist Gabor Mate. This quote hits home for a lot of people close to addicts and shows that addiction is more complex than it appears. This relates to Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks because the reader learns about the protagonist: an unnamed teenage girl in the 1970's who unknowingly ingests LSD at a party and because of her pleasurable trip begins willingly using drugs, leading her down a path of destruction. Because of her drug use the diarist has exposed herself to serious betrayals and abuse. Not only is she sexually abused by a friend's coworker, but she is also repeateadly drugged and ends up being

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