Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines
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 portrait -- but not one without hope.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - justablondemoment - LibraryThing
Read this book twice now and both times I was completely caught up in Nic's story.Nowadays there seem to be alot of books on addiction and abuse that some call "fake" I don't know if this is one of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wifilibrarian - LibraryThing
Nic Sheff delivers a harrowing memoir chronicling his struggles with addiction. It had me cringing and if you're squeamish it doesn't pull any punches on the consequences of taking drugs. I tried to ... Read full review