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. The existing treatment system, including Twelve Step programs and rehabs, has helped some, but it has failed to help many more, and David Sheff explains why. He spent time with scores of scientists, doctors, counselors, and addicts and their families to learn how addiction works and what can effectively treat it. Clean offers clear, cogent counsel for parents and others who want to prevent drug problems and for addicts and their loved ones no matter what stage of the illness they re in. But it is also a book for all of us a powerful rethinking of the greatest public health challenge of our time.
About the Author
David Sheff is the author of several books, including the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Beautiful Boy, an account of his struggle to save his son Nic from addiction. Sheff s writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Wired, Playboy, Fortune, Rolling Stone, Outside, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and elsewhere. His ongoing research and reporting on the science of addiction earned him a place on Time magazine s list of the world s most influential people. Sheff and his family live in Inverness, California.