David Sheff, lived through the nightmare of his son’s addiction. As a journalist, he was able to take that experience and write about it in a best selling memoir, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Meth Addiction (HMH, 2008). That son, Nic Sheff wrote his own memoir, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (S&S/Atheneum YR, 2008).
Nic wrote a second book, We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction. (Little, Brown YR, 2011) about his struggles to stay clean. His father, who sent him to ten different treatment programs, writes in his new book, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy, (HMH, Brilliance Audio), that he has severe doubts about how addicts are currently treated and suggest alternatives.
The book is currently #8 Amazon’s sales rankings and rising. His earlier book, Beautiful Boy, is also rising.