An Evening with best-selling author David Sheff; Author of
Beautiful Boy and Clean
Tuesday, April 1st 7 pm -8:30; Free and open to the public
San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente, CA
Topic: Prevention: What Works & What Doesn't. Exploring the topic of
prevention, speaker David Sheff looks at the driving forces behind addictive
behaviors, noting that most drug and alcohol use isn't about the drugs and alcohol, but rather about life. In understanding that, we can finally find an effective way forward in successfully preventing addiction.
Treatment: What We Do & Don’t Know. Sheff bridges the gap
between the new science, traditional techniques, and personal responsibilities
involved in addiction treatment. Sheff uses real world experiences to provide
audiences with useful strategies while acknowledging that some treatments may
work for many, but do not work for all. In a close examination of addiction
therapy and of the latest addiction medicines, Sheff explores how drugs work on the brain and how we can better treat addicts.
Biography:David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His
Son's Addiction and Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest
Tragedy. Beautiful Boy is #1 New York Times bestseller that recounts Sheff's harrowing struggle to help his son Nic overcome addiction. Following its publication,
addiction. These encounters led Sheff on a mission to determine why America is losing its war against drugs and so many of its children in the process.