David & Nic Sheff: A Frank Discussion About Addiction
David Sheff, author of the #1 New York Times best-seller Beautiful Boy (now a major motion picture starring Steve Carrell and Timothee Chalamet), is one of our country's most respected voices on addiction. His ongoing research and reporting on the science of addiction earned him the 2017 American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) Media Award and the 2017 American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Media Award. David also serves on the advisory board of The Jed and Clinton Health Matters Campus Program "designed to help colleges and universities promote emotional well-being and mental health programming, reduce substance abuse and prevent suicide among students."
“David Sheff knows addiction as no parent would ever want. Through it all, he’s tapped into a unique ability to convey the pain, wisdom and love that he’s experienced through many turbulent years with his son Nic. As a journalist, father and clear-eyed chronicler of addiction, David is without peer.”
– Sanjay Gupta, MD
Chief Medical Correspondent, CNN
Nic Sheff is the best selling author of the addiction memoirs Tweak and We All Fall Down, and the subject of his father's best-selling memoir, Beautiful Boy. Nic's first novel, Schizo, was published to critical acclaim in 2014. Nic was also a writer on AMC's The Killing and a writer/producer on Netflix's 13 Reasons Why.
Sharing an authentic and heart-touching story of substance abuse and recovery that is deeply rooted in mental illness, Nic has been recognized as “a life-changing speaker.” His deeply engaging talks put a compelling human face on our nation’s substance abuse epidemic, encouraging those who struggle to embrace help and bringing hope to all who are touched by it.