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Publisher's Summary

Just say know! With drug education for children more important than ever, this nonfiction book draws on the experiences of the New York Times best-selling father-and-son team of David and Nic Sheff to provide all the information teens and 'tweens need to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction.

From David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy, and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, comes the ultimate resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol for middle-grade listeners. 

This book tells it as it is, with testimonials from peers who have been there and families who have lived through the addiction of a loved one, along with the cold, hard facts about what drugs and alcohol do to our bodies. From how to navigate peer pressure to outlets for stress to the potential consequences for experimenting, Nic and David Sheff lay out the facts so that middle grade readers can educate themselves. 

Number-one Amazon.com best seller in Children's Substance Abuse Books. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 David Sheff and Nic Sheff (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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eh

this was basically just someone else's testimony about their battle with addiction there was no new information for coping skills or anything that was actually useful to me in my recovery. I guess it's good if that's what you're looking for.

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Even Better Than “Tweak”

If you’re expecting a wholly sympathetic character, you will be disappointed. If you’re expecting tight, literary prose, you may be disappointed. If you want a raw, honest memoir, this will hold your attention even when you’re thinking “argh, Nic!! Are you kidding!?” It is an interesting account of the rationalization of addicts and redemption.

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Very helpful and insightful

This book is very helpful as it gives insight into the mind of an addict as well as the neurological and social damage drugs can have on people. This book also give one hope for better and a greater appreciation for life. It also sheds light on beautiful a father and son relationship which is envied upon as well as inspirational.

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this is a good book

this is good information to know. I shared this information with my kids. I hope it helps them.

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Not what I thought

I thought this was a book towards the general public. But really it’s a book geared towards children that are at risk or using drugs. For a kid, it’s probably great. Listening as an adult, it felt juvenile and a bit of fear mongering.

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An Addicts Tale

As an addict, I know this story all too well. However, it doesn't bore you with details on the physics of addiction; but it gives you insight into how an addict feels both in the throes of addiction, as well as recovery. I highly recommend this book.

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A Lot of Insight into Addiction

This is so informative. I think anyone with a relative or friend who could possibly be using or drinking should read this. People can be very sneaky and pretend or think they're fine, but sadly, that's part of the disease. This gives warning signs that I didn't know before. Very informative. Thank you.

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Don't do drugs

A fine, factual exposé of the dangers of drug use, overall and regarding specific drugs, including alcohol and cannabis. I would recommend for anyone struggling with a drug addiction or with a family member or friend who is.

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Teens and parents should give this a listen

This is a book I think all parents and kids should listen to and have a conversation about. It offers a strait forward and and simple approach to substance use and is a good way to get families talking about it.

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stay strong nick!

very informative and straight from the horses mouth. thank goodness nick kept a journal. his words are an inspiration to those who are struggling.