Augusten, a teenager, tells the story of his adolescence. Living with his mentally ill mother, Deirdre and an alcoholic dad, Norman, Augusten faces different kind of challenges. Despite the doctor 's extensive treatment, Augusten 's mother does not gain the mental stability that she seeks. Eventually, the stress of raising a teenage boy becomes too much for her. His life takes an unexpected turn after his mother gives him away to her unorthodox therapist without any warning.
“One night when we went to a discoteca called Mya, in Spain, Torre punched a girl in the face by accident when the bass dropped during the song “Turbulence” by Steve Aoki,” Will Hare explained. Will and Torre Swope created many memorable moments during their 15 years of friendship. They first met by playing on the same t-ball team, which their dads coached. Torre was born as Raul Torres in Bogotá, Colombia during a dangerous time. Pablo Escobar, “The King of Cocaine”, made Colombia an unsafe place due to his drug operation; Torre’s parents did not want that life for him.
Juana and her family lose her younger sister and daughter due to a terrible accident, therefore Juana 's father Miguel finds himself forced to borrow money from the richest man in the village. In order to repay his dept, Juana 's father has no different choice other than to cross the US-Mexico illegally and earn money abroad. Grande 's book describes Juana 's and her mother 's struggles to survive without their father/husband, whereby Lupe suffers a mental breakdown and gets arrested for killing of the creditor. Juana decides to find her later dead father ends in hers and Adelina 's acquaintance. At the end of the story, Adelina finds death at hand of her abusive boyfriend and Juana takes
Nathalie Diaz’s poems “How to Go to Dinner with a Brother on Drug” and “ My Brother at 3 A.M” point out how drug and alcohol abuse cause stress and problems over a family. Diaz explains the struggle that her family has to be through because of her brother addiction. Diaz’s poems show her life and the struggle she needs to experience such as drug addiction, violence, and poverty. The brother addiction to the Meth causes the family fall in part. She was reading angry at her brother because he destroys the family making the parent suffer emotional and mental.
Betrayal can leads to Change In the novel “Flight”, Sherman Alexie goes through the life of Zits, a boy who had lost his mom when he was 6 years old by cancer and knows that his father was indian and left when he was born. Having lost both parents, had made his life a total mess. He runs away from his foster homes, gets drunk, steals and gets caught by Dave, the police officer who almost always catches him. Dave knows almost everything about zits and has given him many chances to put his life together. He meets Justice, who is a 17 year old boy who teaches zits how to be violent and messes everything up.
At her nest foster home her foster father,used her for oral sex in trade for LSD and cocaine.After this incident she moved in with her great aunt in Los Angeles. During her stay she joined a gang at the age of 12. She almost died when he was shot in the back at the age of 16. After that she made the decision to leave the gang. Later that same year, she left the foster care system and got legally emancipated.
Eddie Griffin was released under Proposition 36. For instance, from a young Griffin has been introduced to alcohol and drugs and was dependent on it since drugs and alcohol can become very addicting and he was later,convicted because of possession of crack cocaine. After 13 years in prison he reformed himself went to rehab and became a model inmate. He now lives a clean life and supports other three strikes in a peer support group called “Hope for Strikes”. Charles Ramirez was arrested under the three strike law for stealing a car radio and was sentenced to life.
In 1996 Sheen charged with assaulting his girlfriend, later plead no contest and received a suspended sentence and two years’ probation (Korba, 2015). 1998, Mr. Sheen experienced a stroke after overindulging while using cocaine and was hospitalized ("The Free Library," 2014). Additionally, Charlie’s father, Martin is a recovering alcoholic; that has spoken about Charlie as a successful 12-step devotee. Furthermore, there has been times Mr. Sheen checked himself into the rehab and attended 12-meetings dating back 1990 (Korba, 2015). According to Korba (2015) Charlies has reported, being a major celebrity can work against getting effective treatment for problems of the sort.
One of Ti-Jeanne 's major conflicts entails her relationship with her ex-boyfriend Tony, the father of her baby.Tony is a drug addict and works for Rudy, the murderous drug cartel who terrorizes everyone around him. When Ti-Jeanne had discovered she was pregnant, she left Tony and returned to her grandmother 's home for the sake protecting the baby. She wishes for Tony to free himself from Rudy and his drug addiction, but knows not to trust his promises to do so. She is torn between her love for Tony and her maternal responsibility to the baby. Tony’s affection for Ti-Jeanne, though genuine, externalizes itself as detrimental because every time they resolute a problem, a new one always develops.
Her parents were addicted to crack cocaine and had several run-ins with the law. When they were convicted of breaking and entering and attempted manslaughter, the Department of Social Services insisted that Samantha, who was then 2 years old, be placed in a foster home. In the five years since then she has been in six different foster homes while she waits for an adoptive home. A lesbian couple wants to adopt Samantha, but their state's laws allow adoption only by people who are heterosexual. (Cameron and Perrin