Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

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Simon and Schuster, May 12, 2009 - Young Adult Nonfiction - 352 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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

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Contents

Section 1
14
Section 2
25
Section 3
54
Section 4
66
Section 5
95
Section 6
105
Section 7
125
Section 8
137
Section 10
170
Section 11
192
Section 12
216
Section 13
230
Section 14
233
Section 15
242
Section 16
256
Section 17
279

Section 9
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About the author (2009)

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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