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Tweak : (growing up on methamphetamines) / Nic Sheff.

By: Sheff, Nic.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: 325 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781416913627; 1416913629.Subject(s): Sheff, Nic -- Juvenile literature | Drug addicts -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Drug addicts -- Rehabilitation -- California -- Juvenile literature | Methamphetamine abuse -- California -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 616.86/40092 | B Summary: The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery.
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Ages 15 and up.

The author details his immersion in a world of hardcore drugs, revealing the mental and physical depths of addiction, and the violent relapse one summer in California that forever changed his life, leading him down the road to recovery.

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Gr 9 Up-This graphic and detailed memoir painfully depicts the author's addiction to methamphetamines and his tortuous, tentative journey to health. It is a companion to his father's seering and guilt-ridden memoir of witnessing Nic's gradual slide into drugs, Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey through His Son's Meth Addiction (Houghton, 2008). As a child and teenager, Sheff lived with his father, stepmother, and siblings in a California home with much love and understanding, and it's not clear why he began his descent into drugs. He started drinking at 11, smoked pot at 12, and became addicted to methamphetamines (and other hard drugs) when he was 17. He blames his addiction on genes and maybe the trauma of a broken family. But it's clear from his anguished narrative that he simply was not at peace with himself and his environment. Sheff narrates his story with many flashbacks that document in excruciating detail the drug underworld and how he dragged others whom he loved and himself down into a seemingly bottomless pit of despair. The author, in recovery (though not for the first time), nonetheless ends his memoir on a note of hope.-Jack Forman, Mesa College Library, San Diego (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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