Teenage Degenerate

A Memoir That Explores the Depths of Methamphetamine and Drug Addiction
Narrated by: Sean Patrick Hopkins
Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Breaking Bad meets The Basketball Diaries!

In 1996, Scott was nineteen and lost in adulthood with an endless job and no future ambitions. Teenage Degenerate is his story about drug addiction, music and growing up. Over the course of ten months, he quickly descends into the dark and dangerous world of crystal methamphetamine.

Scott experiments with crystal meth in a dark, deserted parking lot in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado and soon after his crew of misfits will do almost anything for their next high. One by one, family and friends disappear, and he is left alone with a decision to continue fighting or give up. This is his struggle to reclaim a normal life and the search for something real.

Teenage Degenerate is a brutally truthful, humorous and heartbreaking journey that explores the depths of addiction.

©2016 S.C. Sterling (P)2016 S.C. Sterling

Critic Reviews

"An unflinching, effective story about the torments of drug dependence." ( Kirkus Review)
"Teenage Degenerate is a heartbreaking, vivid account of the disintegration of human lives caused by crystal meth addiction, and of one young man's fight to get free before it kills him." ( IndieReader)
"5 Stars!" ( Examiner.com)

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Not really what I expected

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This book was written as more as a diary, hence the word memoir in the title. It went through the daily life of how this young man scored, sold and used meth. The words used would be those of a teenage boy when referring to having sex with girls and what and when he would. So that was a little surprising. He never got caught or had any of the consequences that come from addiction. But being a middle class boy living in the suburbs it was his view.

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Boring

There was no substance to this book. It is more like a how to for beginners. Most reading this genre don't need to learn, they need to be entertained!

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100% Pure! No Cut!

This story is exactly what its like to be addicted to meth. The Shady people you associate with. The god awful situations you would never be in if you were clean. A must read if you want to attempt to understand what it is like to be in a downward spiral.

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Instantly hooked and want more!!!

Everything about “Teenage Degenerate” was so well written and filled with so much passion that I actually felt as though I was part of the story. As someone who grew up in the 90’s and listening to the same bands as well as going to the same music festivals, I was truly brought back to a simpler time, but also to a time where my friends were all struggling with drugs and addiction as well. No one really talks about how easy it was to access hardcore drugs as a teen in the 90’s and that we weren’t given a lot of information about all the dangers back than. As Scott talks about each time he was using and what music was on in the background, I could hear it in my head as the narrator read what Scott was feeling. The ending made me so happy, thank you so much for writing this amazing book. This book needs to be made into a movie for sure!!!!!!!

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I loved it! just wish it was longer ☹️

I just wish it was longer. I really loved it though, well. written and very relatable

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Very Raw & Real

This book was a good book. He was completely real, honest and 100% raw on what his spiral into the pits of hell, his addiction. It was a pretty easy read(listen), however it most definitely graphic and really brought me to where he "was" with his meth addiction. There were some areas I could relate to, based on my own battles with addiction. It was great to hear him explain how he was almost "second guessing" his choices & that he was fully aware that the road he was on was leading him absolutely nowhere fast. The strength he shared on how he was able to rise above & move forward. Gives hope, after all no one reaches recovery the same way. We all have our own "path" in active addiction, as well into recovery. Unfortunately we don't all make it. This was a great reminder as too how fast anyone can fall down that deep dark rabbit hole to hell... Addiction

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Very involving.

Very involving although depressing story. Also, too short. I wish the author expanded on the getting out of drugs chapter of his life.