Audiobooks about Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse

Audiobooks about Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse

Here is a few audio books about drug addiction that I personally enjoy. I feel the narrator did an amazing with all of these outstanding books.

A Million Little Pieces

Written by: James Frey
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
Length: 10 hours and 6 minutes

By the time James Frey enters a drug and alcohol treatment facility, he has so thoroughly ravaged his body that the doctors are shocked he is still alive. Inside the clinic, he is surrounded by patients as troubled as he: a judge, a mobster, a former world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute. To James, their friendship and advice seem stronger and truer than the clinic’s droning dogma of How to Recover.

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Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction

Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction AudiobookWritten by: Peter Grinspoon
Narrated by: Kiff VandenHeuvel
Length: 9 hours and 9 minutes

Free Refills is the harrowing tale of a Harvard-trained medical doctor run horribly amok through his addiction to prescription medication and his recovery.

Dr. Peter Grinspoon seemed to be a total success: a Harvard-educated MD with a thriving practice; married with two great kids and a gorgeous wife; a pillar of his community. But lurking beneath the thin veneer of having it all was an addict fueled on a daily boatload of prescription meds. When the police finally came calling – after a tip from a sharp-eyed pharmacist – Grinspoon’s house of cards came tumbling down fast. His professional ego turned out to be an impediment to getting clean as he cycled through recovery to relapse, his reputation, family life, and lifestyle in ruins. What finally moves him to recover and reclaim life – including working with other physicians who themselves are addicts – makes for inspiring listening.

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Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas AudiobookWritten by: John O’Brien
Narrated by: L J Ganser
Length: 6 hours and 51 minutes

An avowed alcoholic, Ben drinks away his family, friends, and, finally, his job. With deliberate resolve, he burns the remnants of his life and heads for Las Vegas to end it all in the last great binge of his hopeless life. On the Strip, he picks up Sera, a prostitute, in what might have become another excess in his self-destructive jag. Instead, their chance meeting becomes a respite on the road to oblivion as they form a bond that is as mysterious as it is immutable. Leaving Las Vegas tells a powerful story of unconditional love between two disenfranchised souls who connect for a fleeting moment.

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Author: S. C. Sterling

Scott is originally from Portland, OR and moved to Denver, CO at the age of thirteen. He is the author of Teenage Degenerate and 33 Percent Rockstar. His writing is strongly influenced by music, sports and pop-culture.