David and Nic Sheff, the real-life family, authors and inspiration behind “Beautiful Boy ”, visited the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) to talk about their new book, “High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction”. The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (CJC) hosted the Sheffs earlier today as part of their book tour. In their new book the father/son team provides education on drugs and addiction in a way geared towards middle school aged readers and covers topics like how to navigate peer pressure, outlets for stress and potential consequences of experimenting.
David and Nic Sheff’s heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction inspired the film “Beautiful Boy” starring Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell. The film is based on Nic’s memoir “Tweak” and David’s memoir “Beautiful Boy,” both #1 New York Times best sellers.
Prior to their appearance at the JCC, David and Nic Sheff were guests on KUSI and Fox 5 to talk about their new book and inspiration behind it.
View the KUSI segment below: