We are delighted to have had the chance to sit down and speak with David Sheff, author, investigative journalist and father of Nic, a young man who is now committed to recovery. Author of New York Times best-selling memoir “Beautiful Boy,” Sheff has engaged millions of Americans in an ongoing conversation about the trials of addiction and the role of parents in prevention. His newest book, “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy,” takes a more scientific approach, discussing drug abuse and treatment.
In this video, Sheff uses his personal experiences and the knowledge he has gained from his work in investigative journalism to advocate early intervention. “If you think something’s wrong, something’s wrong,” he says. “Don’t wait.”
Learn more about the steps you can take if you think or know your child is drinking or using drugs. For guidance, call our Toll-Free Parent Helpline at 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373).