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Wasted is Mark Johnson's memoir. As a child, he was severely mentally and physically abused by his father. When Mark escaped from where he lived, he turned to drugs and crime. His autobiography provides an account of his journey from self-destruction to self-fulfillment.

Born in the West Midlands in 1970, Mark became a prolific offender and embraced a lifestyle of consuming drugs and alcohol. When he escaped from his chaotic lifestyle, he set up a tree surgery business, which employed several ex-offenders and recovering addicts. Mark earned The Prince's Trust Young Achiever of the Year Award.

At one point during Mark's therapy he asks: "Can someone like me ever get clean?" after he has lost most of his body weight and has been living on the streets of London. His experiences demonstrate that someone who has been in the depths of addiction can certainly get clean.

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