Addicts’ Anecdotes

“I was extremely moved by the stories in this book Addicts’ Anecdotes It contains very raw, very real accounts of the addicts experiences. I was touched by the honesty from the writers, and feel like I now know each and every one of them. Very well done.”

~ Amazon review

“Written by people who have had difficulty with substance misuse. Love how the book has been written with an A and B side showing the ups and downs of drugs and alcohol. A very moving read!”

~ Amazon review


Addicts’ Anecdotes is a community book filled with frank and personal stories of alcohol and drug addiction, and the positive journeys of recovery each writer is on.

The book is structured in two sides, like a record, with personal stories showing some of the reasons why the writers took drugs or alcohol, and then a “flip-side” with the darker sides to addiction, but also showing how they as people are now on a journey of recovery.

This community book was created by a group from Cranstoun Isle of Wight’s DnR Room, a music-based recovery charity, created and run by people who have recovered (and are recovering) from drug and alcohol problems.

This is the first book to be published by Beachy Community Books – a not-for-profit community imprint of Beachy Books. The group of adults from DnR Room worked with author and publisher, Philip Bell of Beachy Books, over 12 weeks where he helped them learn the skills needed to create their own book filled with personal experiences.

The Beachy Books community book projects were funded by the Arts Council and Isle of Wight Adult Community Learning.

After costs, all profit from the sale of this book go back to the DnR Room.

Book Information

Author: Various (DnR Room members)

ISBN-13: 9780956298041

Format: Paperback

Length: 36 pages (plus full-colour glossy cover)

Publisher: Beachy Community Books (an imprint of Beachy Books)

Size: 216 x 216 mm (8.5 x 8.5″)

Binding: Saddle Stitched

Age: Teenagers, young adults and above, as some content and subject matter of the book is not suitable for young children.

RRP: £6.99

WHERE TO BUY Addicts’ Anecdotes:

To buy on-line in the UK, try the following:

Amazon UK: Addicts’ Anecdotes

Waterstones: Addicts’ Anecdotes

Foyles: Addicts’ Anecdotes

WHSmith: Addicts’ Anecdotes

Blackwells: Addicts’ Anecdotes

In the US:

Amazon US: Addicts’ Anecdotes

Barnes & Noble: Addicts’ Anecdotes

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