Thin Wire: A mother's journey through her daughter's heroin addiction

Thin Wire is an honest and intimate account of heroin addiction told by both mother and daughter Amber is introduced to drugs and becomes addicted without her mother s knowledge She meets a dealer who feeds her habit Whilst living together, they are raided by the police Bailed to her mother s address with a 200 a day addiction, Amber doesn t think her family will acceThin Wire is an honest and intimate account of heroin addiction told by both mother and daughter Amber is introduced to drugs and becomes addicted without her mother s knowledge She meets a dealer who feeds her habit Whilst living together, they are raided by the police Bailed to her mother s address with a 200 a day addiction, Amber doesn t think her family will accept her back when they discover the truth When she s charged by the police with dealing class A drugs and accepting stolen goods, she fears she ll go to prison Trying to feed her habit alone, Amber meets a fellow addict who offers to introduce her to prostitution The prospect terrifies her, but will her mother help her An unflinching story that looks at drug addiction from two sides The book s concluding section offers two sets of personal guidelines one for addicts, the other for parents or partners of addicts, while the in depth, harrowing real life story vividly illustrates the difficulties of overcoming addiction In a society where 50% of teenagers experiment with drugs, Amber is every mother s child She could be yours.
Thin Wire A mother s journey through her daughter s heroin addiction Thin Wire is an honest and intimate account of heroin addiction told by both mother and daughter Amber is introduced to drugs and becomes addicted without her mother s knowledge She meets a dealer who

  • Title: Thin Wire: A mother's journey through her daughter's heroin addiction
  • Author: Christine Lewry
  • ISBN: 9781780882956
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. This book tells the story of a mother and daughter fighting through the addiction of the daughter- heroin addiction. It takes place in the UK, so there is some slang/terminology that is different but sets the environment nicely. The book switches POVs each chapter- one chapter from the mother's POV, the next chapter from the daughter's. The daughter began living with a heroin dealer and when the cops raided the place, she too was arrested and faced jail time, for being an accessory. She was rele [...]

    2. Just finished this gripping book by Christine Lewry. I found her candid story of her agonizing efforts to help her daughter Amber get off heroin to be enthralling and highly emotional. But I’m biased: I know a heroin addict and have often wondered what this person is going through in his/her attempts to get clean. Ms. Lewry does an outstanding job of illustrating the bondage of addiction and the impact it has on those who love the addict. In detail Ms. Lewry writes of her denial, frustration, [...]

    3. It's hard to review a book such as this; the purpose of a review is not to discuss the subject matter, but the way it is written - in other words, it is not for the reviewer to weigh up the rights and wrongs of the situation or to lay blame, but to look at the structure of the story itself.I did enjoy reading the book, getting out my Kindle on bus journeys, doing that "can I just finish this chapter?" thing when Him Indoors wanted to watch a film - an indication that it's pretty well written; if [...]

    4. If anyone thinks that taking hard drugs is glamorous or you can just do it recreationally then you should read this. Greasy unkempt drug dealers to junkies that completely let themselves go and are unable to do anything productive with their lives. It is no life. Money is needed to keep this habit. A junkie can’t hold down a job as Amber proves so what are the options? Stealing and prostitution are the easy ways to get money.The book is laid out with the story and thoughts of mother and daught [...]

    5. I expected so much more from Thin Wire. Through the eyes of both mother and daughter, watch a young woman struggle with her addiction to heroin. After her and her boyfriend's bedsit is raided, Amber finds her life turned upside down. She loses her boyfriend, her home, and the illusion that she's not an addict. Her mom Christine find herself wrapped up in her daughter's addiction doing everything she can to save her beloved child from the lure of gear (slang for heroin). The story itself is intri [...]

    6. A Heartfelt AccountEach person who struggles with drug addiction is different in some ways, but the same in others. Each drug addict has a deep problem that affects them and their friends and loved ones. I especially liked how the author puts both her account and her daughter's account in the book. I only wish there had been more dialogue. But, I believe anyone who thinks they know someone who has a drug problem should take time to read this honest and intimate account of heroin addiction that i [...]

    7. I was captivated by this book and the topic of addiction as my mother is an addict and I wanted to better understand from a mother's perspective vs. a daughter's perspective. I'm not sure I found the answers to all my questions in this book, but it was a heart wrenching, painful, sometimes difficult to read story that shined light upon the issues of how deep a mother's love runs (or should run), how deep the addiction to drugs can go, and how even if an addict really does want to quit their urge [...]

    8. The raw struggle of Mother and DaughterThere is no hiding from the fact that someone around you has struggles that are hiding below the surface. It is easy to try to turn a blind eye when it is something as awful as drug addiction and one if your children. Christine never knew how to really show her love to her daughter when she was young. Later in life she shows her daughter Amber a deep love by staying with her and even dishing out some tough love to help Amber fight her addiction to heroin. T [...]

    9. Got this book free from amazon a while ago. Looked good.Solid 3.5 stars.This story is about a mother's journey through her daughters herion addiction. It is actually quite sad, because while the mother is trying to help her daughter through this addiction, the mother gets diagnosed with breast cancer and has to deal with that on top of her daughters addiction.God bless the all the parents in the world who have gone through this or is currently going through this.Very nice Read.

    10. Honest and revealingYou will hear two voices in this book. Amber the daughter who is an addict and Christine her mom. This is their journey together and it helped me understand addiction. They are honest about the many mistakes and success. At times I wanted to shake Christine because she was the in denial about the need for professional help. However this was her true journey and she continued to fight for her daughter.

    11. Captivating I have no personal experience with heroin, so I was fascinated by this book. I thought it was well written and I liked the use of two narrators to tell the story from two points of view. I devoured it quickly and didn't realize until the end that this was a true story. That made it all the more remarkable to me.

    12. This was an honest look at how heroin impacted one family - from the points of view of the mother and the heroin addict daughter. Thankfully I have not gone through such a thing and it was eye opening and scary to read about how easily addicting heroin can be.

    13. The journeyHaving travelled this journey with others it was helpful to see both sides in writing not verbally where it could be manipulated.For those starting the trip read this tome to help with the dark times.

    14. It's ok.butIt's a good story, however you are able to see how it endse struggle is real, so are the feelings, but it is very self a indulgent. Anyway, it will help families that go through drug addiction.

    15. Powerful readThis book explains the addiction problem. How it affects not only the addict, but everyone around the addict. Also, helpful ideas on how to help the addicted.

    16. What a journeyI choose 5 stars for this book because it gripped me from the very start I couldn't put it down Recommended

    17. EducationalThis book was very educational for me. At times it was a little slow and a very choppy read. But overall a hood book.

    18. Christine Lewry’s debut, Thin Wire, is a private, emotional roller-coaster story from hell. A story ever parent fears and a story no one wants to happen to them, their children, family members or friends.Thin Wire is written from two points of view: that of Christine’s and Amber’s. Their lives are exposed for the world to view: a life full of raw emotions and feelings.As a young single mother, Christine, did what others had done and are still doing today: working outside the home to take c [...]

    19. I hate to give books like this a rating because I'm human and feel guilty sometimes but sometimesI forgot I was reading a factual story. Obviously the publisher likes to have detail and all the rest but it was too detailed. I'm not sure how Amber remembered so much half the time. To be honest, if you met the two of them face to face to hear their story I think it would be shocking, the book was just too detailed for me to separate it from fiction. Terrible story of course, huge respect for Chris [...]

    20. Thin Wire. I am not sure if the novel was supposed to be prophetic, helpful it just a recount of addiction spiraling out of control. Honestly, not having any dealings directly with recreational drugs and abuse, I wasn't sure what I was going to be in store for. I'm positive it wasn't what I have just read. I won't say that this glorified drug addiction but I think it missed the mark on a few key points. Keeping in mind that I haven't been exposed to the lifestyle or repercussions of a loved one [...]

    21. First I would like to thank the author for giving me the chance to read this book through the First Reads Giveaway.I always find books like this interesting to read as they give me an insight into something that I have absolutely no way of fully understanding, having never experienced anything like it myself. However, this means that it is difficult to review as this is not a book that has been created to please the reader but rather a record of history, an outlet for the writer. In saying this [...]

    22. At seventeen Christine gave birth to Amber. It was tough and overwhelming to be so young and have a child to care for. Christine made up her mind to make a good life for Amber and herself. Things are going well until Amber begins to get a little wild. Trouble at school became a regular thing. Christine deals with it all but her bond with her daughter isn't quite as strong as she'd like. Life moves on as Christine marries and has two more children. Amber's troubles become even more intense as she [...]

    23. Very well wtittenWorth a read a fantastic insight into a family's suffering on a whole from both perspectives. Would like to hear more about Amber and hope she is still well.

    24. This book wasn't what I expected . I thought a lot of the story was missing I couldn't feel anything while reading Christine's thoughts , feelings , anger and frustrations about Amber and her addiction, I didn't get the heart felt feelings I have felt in other similar ( addiction) books Ive read. Much of the book did not go in depth . It was almost like reading a recipe and finding out while you are eating, that something is missing but you don't know what. Yes, at least Christine thought she wa [...]

    25. Thin Wire provides an interesting insight into the struggles and reality faced by heroin addicts and their families and they struggle to overcome this addiction. Overall, the writing style was very engaging; My heart was wrenched every time Amber relapsed or when Christine struggled with how to balance helping her daughter through her addiction even when all seemed lost and she was being pressured by her husband to give up on her. However, the author struggled with transitioning between one set [...]

    26. This book is an honest and raw account of addiction and how it affects both the addict and others around them. It discusses the real issues behind addiction and details both the highs and lows on the journey. What makes this book special? It is written by the main characters, the mother and her daughter. Therefore, it gives an in depth picture from contrasting points of view. Anyone out there struggling with these issues will find this book both practically helpful as it discusses various treatm [...]

    27. This book is an honest and raw account of addiction and how it affects both the addict and others around them. It discusses the real issues behind addiction and details both the highs and lows on the journey. What makes this book special? It is written by the main characters, the mother and her daughter. Therefore, it gives an in depth picture from contrasting points of view. Anyone out there struggling with these issues will find this book both practically helpful as it discusses various treatm [...]

    28. For mature audiences only; very gritty details. And now that I got the disclaimer out of the wayis was a very frank insightful look into a young woman's struggle to not only literally save her life, but more importantly, to acquire the desire to try. Given that this struggle was a real-life account, I cannot rightfully judge the content of this memoir. But I personally found the consistent relapses, like clock-work in every chapter, quite frustrating and almost predictable after a time. But mayb [...]

    29. Okally 3.5 stars because I forged right on through and was sucked into the book. 3 stars because there is something missing. The stroy was gripping and I couldn't put my Kindle down. There were so many twists and unexpected turns that I kept reading late into the night. HOWEVER, the reality of the story seems to be well glossed-over. The horrific nature of heroine addiction didn't come across. The story seems to be told from a detached perspective even though it is from the first person words of [...]

    30. Frustrating readI read this book because I work with addicts on a daily basis but have never been an addict myself. I was hoping to gain some insight from the addict's point of view. I don't know if it's a cultural difference (since it is placed in England) or what, but I was continually frustrated by how these people dealt with (or rather did not deal with) Amber's addiction. You can't just take a pill and think the problem is addressed. It's not until the epilogue you learn Amber eventually di [...]

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