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How Modeling Keeps Alex Minsky Sober

By McCarton Ackerman

The underwear model and Afghanistan war vet tells The Fix how he turned his misfortunes into gains. MORE  

David Sheff’s Addiction Manifesto

By Will Godfrey

In an exclusive interview, the acclaimed author of Beautiful Boy and Clean expounds on the disease model, AA and the recovery movement, the failures of US addiction treatment and drug policy—and our reasons for optimism. MORE  

Tomorrow: The Fix Hosts David Sheff in Newport Beach

By The Fix staff

RSPV here to attend a reading, discussion and book-signing with the acclaimed author of Clean and Beautiful Boy. MORE  

I Shall Regret the Past

By Nic Sheff

People in recovery sometimes say they’re grateful to be addicts. Good for them. But if I could go back and erase my addled past, I’d do it in a heartbeat. 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  

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  

The Naked Sheff: America's Most Infamous Meth Head Grows Up

By Anna David

His father's blockbuster memoir immortalized Nic Sheff as a sweet kid with a murderous meth habit. Now the bestselling author of Tweak has two years clean, a new book, and a new gig—writing a column for us.  MORE  

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