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Apr 4, 2018
by: Carrie Larsen
Author David Sheff to Speak at 2018 Annual Meeting

Best-Selling Author, Father of Recovering Addict David Sheff to Speak at Recovery Resources Annual Meeting

April 4, 2018 (CLEVELAND, Ohio) – Like many people who walk through the doors of Recovery Resources, David Sheff experienced pain, struggle and fear because of addiction – not of his own, but through his son Nic’s. Nic became addicted to methamphetamine in his teenage years, and similar to others who become addicted to drugs, had a bright future ahead of him.

His journey inspired Sheff to write the book, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, which became an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestseller, and is set to be made into a feature film October 2018. It follows Nic’s life and Sheff’s struggles of how to respond to a son who he loves but who is also a danger to his family.

“What had happened to my beautiful boy? To our family? What did I do wrong?”

Sheff says these were the questions that haunted every piece of the journey – from Nic’s drug addiction, to the road toward recovery.

Today, after many admittances to rehab and several relapses, Nic is in recovery. He joins his father in speaking out against drug use and educating society on the affects it has on a person, and the family.

From the research that went into Beautiful Boy, meeting countless people struggling with their own addiction journey, and watching Nic’s recovery process, David wrote a second book called, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean’s premise is that drug use is preventable and addiction is a preventable, treatable disease.

Beautiful Boy and Clean were not the first written works out of David Sheff. He is a renowned journalist, who has written for The New York Times, Wired, Fortune, and Rolling Stone.

On Wednesday, April 18, David Sheff will speak to those attending Recovery Resources Annual Meeting. He will recount his son’s journey, the books he has written, and share messages of hope.

Please join us that afternoon from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM at the InterContinenal Hotel Cleveland (9801 Carnegie Avenue), to hear from David Sheff, and help us honor our Woman of Strength recipient, Katie O’Toole Smith, and Exemplar Award recipient, Brian Sherwin. Learn more information and register for the Annual Meeting on our website:

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