under the influence is a journey of abuse, trauma, and grief through poetry. it is divided into three chapters: addiction, withdrawal, and overdose. each chapter depicts a different part of the author's abuse-ridden life as she grew up under the influence of her dysfunctional parents.Jacquelyn Lee turns her pain into something beautiful through her gripping and moving words. through poetry and prose, she expresses her experiences with an alcoholic father, a mentally-ill mother, the suicide of her father and everything in between. under the influence brings the darkness into the light and gives a voice to the voiceless.