CLEAN, a New Look at Addiction

CLEANDavid 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.

He was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air yesterday and on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on Monday and is featured in USA Today.

The book is currently #8 Amazon’s sales rankings and rising. His earlier book, Beautiful Boy, is also rising.

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