Erin's mother, Marie Allen, took Erin's diary and used it as a basis for Erin's memoir, Dope Help, a poignant, heart-rending, emotional account of Erin's addiction, struggle, successful rehabilitations and collapse. Marie's dialog of her daughter's journey must be read even if you think you understand addiction. You probably don't.

About the Author

Marie Allen has set as her personal goal the telling of her daughter's story to as many people as she can reach. She is constantly in demand as a speaker for the New Castle County Police Heroin Alert Task Force and by countless school and civic groups in several states. Her recent articles and appearances include: April 9 at Sts. Andrew and Matthew Church; April 5 at the Newark Rotary Club; April 6 article in the University of Delaware Review; April 26 on Channel 12 Live; April 19 at Tower Hill Parent Group; April 22 in Ocean City, MD at the District Rotary Conference; April 29 appearance on Channel 6 "Perspectives" ; May 2 Interview on WDEL.

Marie is available for book signings, interviews and program presentations. Contact Cedar Tree Books at 302 998 4171 or at

2006 Paperback, 6 x 9 inches, illustrated, 80 pages
ISBN 1-892142-29-5    Price: $4.95