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Nic  Sheff

Nic Sheff

Author & Recovering Addict


Nic Sheff is the bestselling author of the addiction memoirs Tweak (soon to be a major motion picture from Plan B Productions and Amazon Studios starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet) and We All Fall Down, and the subject of his father’s bestselling memoir, Beautiful Boy. His first novel, Schizo, was published to critical acclaim in 2014. Read More >

He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN with Sanjay Gupta, ABC with Diane Sawyer, The Today Show and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. His articles have been published in Newsweek, Nerve, Wired, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Fix. Nic was a writer on AMC's The Killing, Freeform’s Recovery Road, and Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why. He has written several features and developed TV series with Warner Brothers, USA, Amazon, and Paramount Television. He travels around the country speaking about addiction and recovery. He has been sober over seven years and lives with his wife and two hound dogs (and one cat) in Los Angeles, CA.

"Here is a young man who talks about very real issues of drug use and abuse without glamorizing them for a single second. As someone who’s been through so much and come out the other side—with the scars and ongoing challenges to show for it—he has so much to offer students who are locked in their own cages of moderate to severe self-loathing and unease. For school districts uncertain about inviting a former drug addict to speak to the kids, all I can say is, Nic Sheff is the opposite of a bad influence. He might even prove to be a life-changing speaker for some kids in need." —Publishers Weekly Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Interview with Matt Lauer

The Lure of Addiction

Addiction and Family

Speech Topics

Addiction in the Family? You're Not Alone

Letting Go: A Journey Through Addiction

Struggling with Bi-Polar Disorder

Tweak: A Harrowing, But Hopeful Portrait of Addiction

An Evening of Addiction, Hope, & Redemption with Nicolas & David Sheff

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