The YoDAA team love seeing a different perspective on Drug Use in print.

These two books are on high rotation in the YoDAA office at the moment

Chasing the Scream – Johann Hari

Fresh from a recent visit to Australia, Johann Hari delves into the birth of the War on Drugs, uncovering three startling truths: Drugs are not what we think they are. Addiction is not what we think it is. And the drug war has very different motives to the ones we have seen on our TV screens for so long.

Chasing the Scream lays bare what we really have been chasing in our century of drug war – in our hunger for drugs, and in our attempt to destroy them. This book will challenge and change how you think about one of the most controversial – and consequential – questions of our time.

In the Realm of hungry Ghosts – Dr Gabor Mate

Also a recent visitor to our shores, Dr Gabor Mate blends first-person accounts, riveting case studies, cutting-edge research and passionate argument, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. Countering prevailing notions of addiction as either a genetic disease or an individual moral failure, Dr. Gabor Maté presents an eloquent case that addiction – all addiction – is in fact a case of human development gone askew.