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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An addict's struggleUser Review - Irma - Borders
Tweak, a memoir by Nic Sheff, takes the reader into a world filled with drugs, sex fame, and addiction. Nic Sheff spares no detail retelling his stories, which range from prostituting his body to his ... Read full review
AmazingUser Review - anotherplanet - Borders
Tweak is so honestly written, and so well written, I couldn't keep my hands off of it. Sheff doesn't come close to manipulating his story to make himself look better, and that's obvious. He really lets you in. Very moving, insprational. Read full review