By Nic Sheff: We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction



Ily member who has struggled with addiction for 15 years My immediate impression of Nic ven at a distance was that he was hiding A mop of hair covered most of his Safe in My Arms eyes his head was often down He had little to say I thought it odd He seemed depressed and withdrawn not just shy and like a typical stoner So huge kudos to Nic to admit in this book that he was not sober at that time That takes incredible courage In fact he is not sober in this bookither but what he reveals with brutal honesty as we journey with him opens the reader s Presunta colpevole eyes to the crazy thinking and behavior of the addict their bizarre rationalizations and complete lack of insight Nic also hints at other issues but they are not wellxploredPS In case you are looking for information about diagnosis and treatment I do agree with Nic s rather scathing take on many of the high priced treatment programs run primarily by unlicensed counselors who know next to nothing about co morbidity of mental illness with addictions It is a national disgrace See his dad s book Clean David Sheff 2013 It bothered me that Nic never apologizes for his cringe worthy disrespectful descriptions towards those who tried to help him which says about him than themI hope Nic Poisoned Secrets (Murder and Mayhem eventually got on the right medications But if one still feels depressed andven suicidal at times as he describes one is not on the right meds Also NO provider should Safe Words ever start a patient on 3 medications at once Start low go slow and one at a tim. Ult living with addiction In We All Fall Down Nic voices a truth that many addicts understand notvery treatment works for very addict By candidly revealing his own failures and small personal triumphs he inspires young people to maintain hope and to remember that they are not alone in their battl.

One of the most gripping story s of all time from a truly inspiring man Love this book Worth a read if you ve read tweak uite repetitive and I didn t like the chat way the author writes Ending feels rushed but good content I needed this type of insight into the mind of an addict My daughter is in a bad place right now and having this perspective has been immensely helpful to me in understanding her I felt like so many of his words could be coming from her A must read for those who need a better understanding for addict behavior Nic has a great ability to describe in a way that keeps the reader interested and informed I ve read very book he has written and recommend all for those who have a close family or friend that is an addict He gives you a better understanding on what works and doesn t work when dealing with an addict Even if you don t have an addict close to you it is still a good read I loved Tweak and I loved David Sheff s book This one however was disappointing It was a rather repetitive book about his ongoing denial his disdain for the The Black Sheeps Baby (Into The Heartland) (Into The Heartland) (Silhouette Intimate Moments, efforts of others While I understand that is part of the process for both addiction and recovery this book repeats thexperiences of the original without offering any new insights that makes it an important or insightful re read I found myself frustrated instead of compelled I couldn t put the book down As the mom of a 21 year old addict who has had numerous visit to rehab this book made we anxious and. In his best selling YA memoir Tweak Growing Up on Methamphetamines Nic Sheff shared a heartbreakingly honest account of his days as a teenage crystal meth and heroin addict At the nd of Tweak listeners left Nic checking in to a rehab facility in Arizona We All Fall Down is about what happened next.

Hopeful Nic s account felt very real and honest as his behaviors and attitudes are ones I have witnessed first hand While I felt compelled to read this addict s account of his life my husband can t bring himself to dig up the pain we have lived by reading itI do wish that whether it is Nic s books or his father s people would ducate themselves about this very scary Dangerous to Touch epidemic and see addiction as the disease it is Until we move this issue out of the anonymous position it has taken and for good reason our society will not give this subject the attention and funding it needs to find curesI applaud the Sheff family for giving this problem the voice it deserves I bought this and Nic s first book Tweak for my addict son who is in jail He absolutely raved about both of these books and said that he felt like the author was living his own life and that it gave him some hope for his own future This book made me sad for Nic and a little mad about being deceived but I highly recommend you read this book I do hope that Nic is truly sober for 8 years as claimed on the internet Most people have no clue about what it takes to overcome addiction or that the addict s brains has truly been hijacked This is annlightening journey through the insanity of addictionI actually met Nic and his Dad David Sheff author of Beautiful Boy a great book during their joint book tour 2008 near my and their home in CA I am knowledgeable and mental health and addictions and have a fam. In this powerful and immensely ngaging follow up to his first memoir Sheff picks up where he left off and reveals his first person account of stints at in patient rehabilitation facilities devastating relapses with alcohol and marijuana and hard won realizations about what it means to be a young ad.

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