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  • Published: 15 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781845967963
  • Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $21.99

Unhooked

The Rehab of a London Call Girl



A frank, semi-fictionalised account of an alcoholic, cocaine-addicted hooker's experiences in a residential drug rehabilitation facility in England

After spending 12 years banging sniff up her snout and exposing her gash for anyone who had the cash, as memorably documented in the bestselling Hooked, Clare Gee can no longer cope with the life she's created for herself. She has to get away from London, and admits herself into a military-style residential drug rehab for three months. She has fucked up badly and thrown everything away.

Mentally, she is an anxious wreck. Her parents haven't talked to her for more than two years and her friends are increasingly fed up with her erratic behaviour. Physically, too, she is in pieces. Her face is bloated, her body skinny, her skin spotty, and she hasn't had a period for four years. Yet she is terrified of who she will become without her vices. She has to do something, though, and her choice is rehab or death.

In Unhooked, Clare Gee documents how she finally recovered from addiction and battled through a very real hell to create a sober and sustainable life for herself, even when every cell in her body was screaming at her to go back to what she knew. There are threats of expulsion from rehab and relapses, but through dedication and a simple programme, she begins the long journey to becoming clean, sober and coherent – at last, a productive member of society.

  • Published: 15 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781845967963
  • Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $21.99

About the author

Clare Gee

Clare Gee was born in Africa in 1977 and was sent to live in Yorkshire with her English father when she was five. Aged 16, she moved to the capital, where she descended into a life of drink, drugs and prostitution. After a period of rehabilitation, she has rebuilt her life in London.

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