Best-Selling Author Nic Sheff Talks Addiction and Recovery

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Nic Sheff

Join best-selling author and motivational speaker Nic Sheff for a talk about addiction and recovery. The event is free to the public (tickets available here) and is part of Renown’s Community Speaker Series.

Renown Health and Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital welcome author and speaker Nic Sheff to the Pioneer Center on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. for Renown’s Community Speaker series.

Nic will share his heartbreaking – and inspiring – struggle with addiction and substance abuse disorder. His story is chronicled in the major motion picture Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet. The film, which is already generating Oscar buzz, was released in late 2018.

About Nic Sheff

Nic and his father David have both written memoirs about their struggles with Nic’s addiction to methamphetamine, 10 years spent in and out of rehab, his long road to recovery, and the toll addiction took on the family. Nic’s books include Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction, and Schizo. Nic and his father are also releasing a new book together in January 2019 called High: Everything You Want to Know about Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction.

Using his personal challenges as inspiration, Nic wrote for ABC Family Freeform series Recovery Road. Nic has also written for Warner Brothers, USA, Amazon and Paramount Television. Nic continues to share his story with all those who will listen with the hope of creating more empathy for those who struggle with substance abuse disorder. He also hopes his interviews and speaking tours will help people recognize the danger signs and seek help.

 
Sober for eight years, Nic still deals with the daily struggles of substance abuse disorder, bipolar disorder and recovery. Today, Nic’s personal passion is empowering teens to understand prevention and also finding recovery through mediation and prayer.
 

Nic hopes his speeches, books and the Beautiful Boy film will bring awareness to the sensitive topics of addiction and mental health.

Event Details

We hope you will join us for Nic’s important and also inspirational talk on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Center.

Renown Health and Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital are sponsors of this free event. Please share this information with your colleagues, students, peers and also your families.

Please register and get your free ticket today. 

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