The Harder They Fall

The Harder They Fall

Celebrities Tell Their Real-life Stories of Addiction and Recovery

Book - 2005
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The Harder They Fall Hardcover
Publisher: Center City, Minn. : Hazelden, c2005.
ISBN: 9781592851560
Branch Call Number: YA NF MINDBODY HEALTH MENTAL Stromber
Characteristics: xiii, 331 pages ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Merrill, Jane


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Feb 06, 2013

I only got this book because "Three Dog Nightmare," by one of the founding members of "Three Dog Night," Chuck Negron, was always bid up to about $100-200 on Ebay. He and his son, Chuckie, were on "Intervention," and Chuckie ended up going to prison because of his heroin addiction.

This book has Chuck Negron's story and many other incredible ones. For instance, this Olympic athlete was in a tractor accident. Then he was on so much medication he fell backwards down the stairs. Then he was on so much medication he was in an auto accident. Then he started photocopying his doctor's prescription pad and forging the doctor's signature and going around to all the Mom 'n' Pop pharmacies and got up to 100s of pain pills a day. He was a fishing guide in Wisconsin, so nobody observed him too closely. His wife said, "We never get to spend time with you," and he said, "Well, my pain meds knock me out," and she replied, "Well, how about we rent some movies some night and you watch them with our son and me?" Then she gave him the two videotapes and asked him to return them on his fishing guide errands, and said, "That was fun. Why don't you pick out two movies and we'll watch them with you?" He returned the videotapes and wandered around the store, trying to figure out what to rent. He says he finally picked out two movies he thought he had heard some good things about, and went home and handed them to his wife. He says she turned pale and exclaimed, "But these are the two we watched last night!"


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