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historical non-fiction, then you might like....
Millions of people around the world struggle with substance abuse and addiction every day. We have created these reading lists and offer these links to other recommended books in the hope that readers may find some solace in other people's stories of addiction, inspiration in others' paths to recovery and enlightenment for those unfamiliar with the powerful grip of addiction.
DISCLAIMER: We don't intend these books to serve as guides or advice on treatment methods; if you need help, please see your doctor or a treatment professional.
Unconventional nonfiction books about substance abuse filtered through the lens of popular culture, these works look at how alcohol and drug use has shaped – and been shaped by – the society around it. Eschewing traditional narratives that focus on a single individual’s struggle with addiction, these works variously take as their subject everything from a time period to a unique slang to a particular drink, telling the story of substance use through that particular lens and in the process elucidating it from an entirely new and unexpected perspective.