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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

CLEAN By David Sheff: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy

David Sheff authors new book about addiction

Over the past week or so you may have seen or heard an interview with David Sheff. Mr. Sheff is a journalist and New York Times bestselling author. He is widely recognized for his personal memoir "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction" published in February 2008; in fact, we wrote about it in June 2009.

Mr. Sheff's new book is "CLEAN: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy." According to David Sheff's website his new book offers new insights and suggestions about overcoming addiction:
"Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science — not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking. These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of Beautiful Boy. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean is a leap beyond the traditional approaches to prevention and treatment of addiction and the mental illnesses that usually accompany it."

David Sheff is interviewed by Judy Woodruff of the PBS Newshour



If you are having trouble viewing the video, you can see it here.

If you have an opportunity, try to see David Sheff speak about "CLEAN"

Currently David Sheff is on a book tour to discuss his observations about addiction and his observations from his own research and life experiences.  For example, tonight April 9, 2013, Mr. Sheff will be appearing in Dallas, Texas. You can see his speaking schedule here.

We are providing some related article links below, which in turn can be "conversation starters" for this American health crisis.

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