Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines

Written by:
Nic Sheff
Narrated by:
Richard Powers

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2008
12 hours 17 minutes
Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he regularly smoked pot, did cocaine and ecstasy, and developed 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 writing 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 into the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture 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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Tiffany W.

“Tweak” is a stellar compliment to David Sheff’s “Beautiful Boy”. As the parent of someone who struggles in & out of recovery from substance use disorder, I can tell you that the book of the father help prepare me & give me hope. The book of the son... gave me insight & perspective into my child that struggles. Nic often speaks in the moment of what he is sharing in the book, allowing us to hear the his thought process from those moments. This has given me a much better base of understanding for changes that occur within my daughter & the ability of her “addict mind” to override her healthy mind if she does not cultivate her recovery every single day. Thanks you Nic. You have no idea how much I needed that perspective.

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This book is FANTASTIC!! Such a raw look into the struggle that is addiction, what goes through a person's head when they're spinning out of control and lost. Nic reminded me so much of myself when I was in the grips of this horrible disease. One of the best books on addiction that I have had the pleasure of listening to. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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I could relate to this book

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this is a raw on it's really good book

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Christina r

AMAZING BOOK!! Listened to it in 4 days!!!! -Loved the narrators voice(s) -The story never had a dull moment -Can’t say enough good things!

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Jennifer Wise

Great book! I listened to the whole thing in less than two days.

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