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Nic Sheff

My Siblings and Me: Brother and Child Reunion

By Nic Sheff

When he was tweaking, he was a wrecking ball on his siblings’ lives. But he learned that while kids may not forget, they do forgive.  MORE  

A Fly In the Ointment: A New Perspective on Addiction

By Nic Sheff

After years of speaking about addiction, a fascinating new study has dramatically altered my perception of this insidious disease. It's all about drunk flies. MORE  

A Dog's Life

By Nic Sheff

When my brother told me that the cure for all my ails was a dog, I just blew him off. But then I met Ramona... MORE  

Teenage Wasteland

By Nic Sheff

Once upon a time, Nic Sheff was a wasted teen. Now he gives addiction talks to young people. He can’t help but wonder: would he have listened to someone like him at that age? MORE  

Breaking Dad: Nic Sheff on His Father's Scathing Memoir

By Nic Sheff

When I first read my father's memoir, Beautiful Boy, I understood for the first time how much my addiction was killing him. I promised myself I'd never cause anyone that kind of pain again. But, of course, life is never so simple.  MORE  

An Atheist's Struggle To Find His Higher Power

By Nic Sheff

 I've generally had no use for religion, until I realized my life depended on a spiritual connection.  But it was only when I stopped searching for a direct line to God that I actually found one.  MORE  

Can an Infamous Meth-Head Find True Love with the Girl Next Door?

By Nic Sheff

After an adolescence spent in countless rehabs and psych wards, Nic Sheff came to believe that everyone suffered from suicidal impulses, oozing abscesses and maddening drug cravings. Then he fell in love with a girl from the other side of the tracks. MORE  

Secrets and Lies

By Nic Sheff

Many former addicts experience euphoric, even delusional, recall when they try to remember how horrific their lives had once become. Nic Sheff explains how he stays in the present without white-washing his painful past. MORE  

Tweak's Nic Sheff On Life After Meth

By Nic Sheff

How accurately do memoirs reflect the people who write them?  Nic Sheff, our newest columnist, has a few thoughts on the subject.  MORE  

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Cliffside Malibu
 
 
 
 

The “beach-house-relaxed” Cliffside Malibu claims to provide an oasis for recovering addicts and alcoholics. And that’s just what you'll get—if you’ve got the cash.

Morningside Recovery
 
 
 
 

For a “rehab near the beach” experience that isn’t quite as costly as similar SoCal competitors, head to this Newport Beach treatment facility.

AToN Center
 
 
 
 

Whether you’re interested in the 12 Steps, SMART Recovery, or holistic treatments, this luxurious, appealing and commendable 4.5 star (our system doesn't yet show the 1/2 star) San Diego rehab has a program for you. 

Reflections
 
 
 
 

This exclusive Northern California rehab is all about client choice—as well as golf outings, Buddhist field trips and keeping up with the office.

Capo By The Sea
 
 
 
 

Capo By The Sea offers an executive rehab program complete with medical detox and a focus on dual-diagnosis issues, as well as an outpatient option in an environment that exudes the kind of beach house optimism one would expect from an Orange County recovery outfit.

Journey Malibu
 
 
 
 

Want many of the luxury amenities A-listers have come to expect—including an enormous backyard with a pool and patio, an herb garden, a volleyball net and a spectacular vista of the Santa Monica mountains—with a recovery program to match?

The Ultimate Guide to Rehab
 
 
 
 
 

What you need to know when choosing an addiction treatment center.

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