(growing up on Methamphetamines)

Sheff, Nic

Book - 2007
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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.

Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416913627
Branch Call Number: y 362.299 S542t 2007
Characteristics: 325 p. ;,22 cm


From Library Staff

Nic Scheff details his harrowing descent into addiction to meth and other drugs, and the beginning of his long road to recovery, complicated by family and mental health issues in this heart wrenching and compelling page turner.

Nic Sheff is destined for a rich life and career until he is derailed by drugs. This wrenchingly honest account of life as a meth addict is the companion book to Beautiful Boy.

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Jan 17, 2014
  • hsafko rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

It wasn't a completely bad book, I just didn't enjoy it as much as others. I felt that Nic was a little bit on the whiny side. I am glad that he finally was able to wake up and get help and follow through with that.

Oct 23, 2012
  • Zalliyah10 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ok...So I finally finished this book. It is the true life account of a struggling addict. It says "Growing up on methamphetamines" but really this guy does everything when he relapses. Including meth. I fell in love with this book and with
him as a person. He is so very honest and at times had me laughing out loud. This book was better than scar tissue. It is worthy of respect because he spends a lot of time discussing his recovery process and living life clean and the work required. Probably my favorite all time biography of an addict.

May 22, 2012
  • betweenthelines rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A harrowing intense account from Nic Sheff and his hairpin journey into the heart of Meth addiction, identity, mental health issues,family and what walking into Rehab is all about. He has written another book 'All Fall Down' -as he stuggles still with Meth- The drug that refuses to release any victim in its path- leaving Doctors in Emergency rooms bracing themselves for the fallout. His Dad also wrote his view as a parent in "Beautiful Boy".

this book was amazing it followed his life of drugs with zelda and lauren and his relationship with his mom, dad daisy and the other kid and Nic goign to the SAfe passage centre was i believe the smartest idea he had made so far i was told the second book was horrible and i just got finished reading this book

Jan 05, 2012
  • LauraGolubski rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Probably my favorite book of all-time. The writing flows effortlessly and is relate-able if you've ever dealt with addiction, depression, or feelings of self-doubt.

Jun 26, 2011
  • angelabrown rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book is a great summer read for teens it covers some tough topics and can drag on at times but over all is defiantly worth he read !!!

May 12, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

good--and should be read along with his father's book to see both sides of the story.

Mar 29, 2011
  • JUGEY rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Triple loved it. Heartwrenching, honest and oh so good!

Feb 16, 2011

I didn't finish this book, but it was an ok book. I just could not relate at all and found it to be very boring. I heard great things about it, so that is why I checked it out.


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