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Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

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This andlt;i andgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestselling memoir of a young manand#8217;s addiction to methamphetamine tells a raw, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful tale of the road from relapse to recovery and complements his fatherand#8217;s parallel memoir, andlt;i andgt;Beautiful Boyandlt;/iandgt;.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portraitand#8212;but not one without hope.

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In a voice that is raw and honest, the author spares no detail in telling the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of addiction to drugs, his relapse, and the road to recovery. He paints a picture of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself.

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It was like being in a car with the gas pedal slammed down to the floor and nothing to do but hold on and pretend to have some semblance of control. But control was something I'd lost a long time ago. Nic Sheff’s tale of addiction and recovery became a national sensation as Nic and his father, David Sheff, told their stories alongside each other in their books Tweak and Beautiful Boy. Now, Nic's side of the story is available in a new paperback edition, complete with new material from the author detailing his daily struggles to survive. It remains one of the most harrowing portraits of addiction of our time—and still one of the most hopeful.

About the Author

Nic Sheff is a recovering drug addict and alcoholic. Still in his early twenties, he continues to fight daily battles with his addictions. His writing has been published in Newsweek, Nerve, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Tweak is his first book.

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M F Hadley, January 14, 2010 (view all comments by M F Hadley)
After reading "Tweak" - I never even wanted to try hard drugs. A gruesome lifestyle - chronicled in a lovely fashion.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416972198
Author:
Sheff, Nic
Publisher:
Atheneum Books
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Substance Abuse
Subject:
Rehabilitation
Subject:
California
Subject:
Drug addicts
Subject:
Methamphetamine abuse
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Reprint
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f/c cvr (step-back)
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 352 pages Atheneum Books - English 9781416972198 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a voice that is raw and honest, the author spares no detail in telling the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of addiction to drugs, his relapse, and the road to recovery. He paints a picture of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself.
"Synopsis" by , It was like being in a car with the gas pedal slammed down to the floor and nothing to do but hold on and pretend to have some semblance of control. But control was something I'd lost a long time ago. Nic Sheff’s tale of addiction and recovery became a national sensation as Nic and his father, David Sheff, told their stories alongside each other in their books Tweak and Beautiful Boy. Now, Nic's side of the story is available in a new paperback edition, complete with new material from the author detailing his daily struggles to survive. It remains one of the most harrowing portraits of addiction of our time—and still one of the most hopeful.
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