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Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines | Nic Sheff
Nic Sheff was drunk for the first time at age eleven. In the years that followed, he would regularly smoke pot, do cocaine and Ecstasy, and develop addictions to crystal meth and heroin. Even so, he felt like he would always be able to quit and put his life together whenever he needed to. It took a violent relapse one summer in California to convince him otherwise. In a voice that is raw and honest, Nic spares no detail in telling us the compelling, heartbreaking, and true story of his relapse and the road to recovery. As we watch Nic plunge the mental and physical depths of drug addiction, he paints a picture for us of a person at odds with his past, with his family, with his substances, and with himself. It's a harrowing portrait -- but not one without hope.
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Eggs
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Free on kindle unlimited
Repetitive relapses

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CourtneySue
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I‘m not really one for reading memoirs but I‘m giving it a try with this one and really liking it!

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rose6
Pickpick

Raw, real. A true look in to addiction and it‘s effects.

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Carissa-Green-Reads
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Nothing about this book pings “young readers.” #publishing #imprints

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Carissa-Green-Reads
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Jane says, “Father and son, back to the library.” #returns

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Triplee

Having people be mad at me is my worst fear. I can't stand it. There is this crazy fear I have of being rejected by anyone-even people I don‘t really care about. It‘s always better to leave them first, cut all ties, and disappear. They can‘t hurt me that way---no one can.

Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 9mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 9mo
Triplee Thanks so much! 9mo
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Megabooks
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Mehso-so

Half the time reading this, I just wanted to hug him and say, “Your life can be so much more amazing that you‘re making it.”

The other half, I just thought he was a privileged white kid that could only think with his dick and his ego.

#booked2019 #bookaboutaddiction #nonfiction2019 #somethingwithmusic (the kid had a soundtrack for everything!)

Cinfhen Nice review 9mo
Cinfhen BTW: I noticed you submitted Written In Blood for #FemaleDetective😉 Did you not want to use that!?! 9mo
Megabooks Thank you! 😊 I kind of felt like using WiB was cheating because she wasn‘t a police detective. Is it? That would make my life easier because I‘m not really into mysteries. 😏 I could then use Heavy as my #newtomeauthor. 👍🏻 (Edited to add a tag!!! Whoops! Forgot to tag you Cindy! @Cinfhen ) (edited) 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Perfect for that! 🎵🎶🎵 9mo
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Megabooks
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For anyone whose read this book or has that annoying friend that talks about the time he/she was on the plane with whomever 🙄🙄🙄 Review soon

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Megabooks
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F#$&, f#$&ity f#$&. My doctor changed my meds Monday, and I‘m having a hard time. I‘m still doing the #nonfiction thing. This is the only book I can read right now. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I guess I‘m just in need of some deep #selfcare. 💕💕

JacqMac Sorry. I hope things balance out for you soon. Self care is never a bad idea. 9mo
Megabooks @JacqMac Thank you so much! 💜 9mo
kamoorephoto I hope you can hang in there. I‘m having a hard time because I can‘t afford to refill my meds... 9mo
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cobwebmoth I hope things improve for you soon. 9mo
Lizpixie @Megabooks I totally feel you, changing meds is brutal. I find audiobooks or watching fave movies and indulging in some chocolate or ice cream to be very helpful in distracting from the awfulness. And foot massages. I swear by them.🙌 9mo
Lizpixie @kamoorephoto I‘m so sorry to hear that. I don‘t know which country you‘re from but not being able to afford needed medication is just abominable. I‘m so lucky to live in a country with a good healthcare system, I can‘t fathom being unable to get medication I need just to get out of bed in the morning. I really hope things improve for you soon🤞 9mo
Jas16 Sending ❤️ 9mo
Megabooks @kamoorephoto Thank you! Do you live in the the US? Have you tried the app GoodRx? One of my meds has a $700 copay and GoodRx got it under $30. You don‘t need insurance to use the app. I‘m so sorry! I hope hope hope you can find a way. 💜💜💜 9mo
Megabooks @cobwebmoth Thank you!! 💛 9mo
Megabooks @Lizpixie Oh I definitely need a foot massage!! I listened to David Sedaris in the shower this morning. One of his live readings. It cracked me up. I‘m also thinking about doing some adult coloring book. 💕💕 9mo
Megabooks @Jas16 Thanks! 💛 9mo
rabbitprincess Hope the self-care helps ♥️♥️ 9mo
Reviewsbylola That is so rough. I‘ve been having medication issues the past six months and it‘s not fun. 😢 I hope it‘s getting better for you! 9mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I‘m so sorry Steph! Big hug!! 💕💕 It‘s the worst. I tried to go down again today and called my doctor‘s office bawling and we‘re going to look at other options. 9mo
Reviewsbylola Oh no. 😭😭 I‘m so sorry. My dr put me on Strattera at the end of the summer and I really liked it but it made my heart rate go through the roof. So she finally switched me to Buspirone which I also really like, but it‘s been on back order. So after my first rx, they couldn‘t refill it for weeks. It was horrible going off it cold turkey and then it just happened again. 🙄 I‘m so over it. It sucks not feeling like yourself. I really hope you find a 9mo
Reviewsbylola solution soon. ♥️♥️♥️ 9mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Oh I am so sorry!! Anxiety is the worst!! I wish I could give those drug companies what for on your behalf. 😡😡 I got down from 110 mg to 25, but I can‘t go down by 5 mg anymore. The side effects are too severe. I called a compounding pharmacy today to see how much it would be to get 1 mg pills. Sigh. And of course they don‘t take insurance!! 9mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Thank you so much for the support!! 9mo
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Beccacraft
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Fascinating. A lot of language but learned a lot and read quickly.

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anored
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“As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant.” - Nic Sheff

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joellenotjello
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Mehso-so

This book was heaaaavvvvy. Not for the weak of heart. It is a raw, unpretty look into the life of a drug addict. I often felt extremely uncomfortable while reading, but yet felt motivated to finish. I felt it was important for me to dive into this book because I've never understood how deep and troubling drug addiction can be. I admire the bravery and courage Nic Sheff displayed in writing this memoir.

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nibech
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Day 6: A book that makes you sad

This book... It's based on the author's real journey with addiction. I really hope Sheff is doing well and is in good health. This was a tough read. I have a strong stomach for reading sensitive material but I came to a point when I had to put it down for a little bit. It's graphic, raw, and emotional. Definitely another permanent installment on my bookshelf forever. #nicsheff #tweak #addiction #drugs #problembook

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Victoriahoperose
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I think one of the most interesting things with this book is the fact that the father also wrote a book about dealing with his son‘s addiction. The differing perspectives and horrors that they go through are even more evident when you read both books. Nic Scheff is a good writer because he makes you feel invested in his story and he is gritty and real in how he portrays life with addiction.

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Cortg
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Finished Tweak today with less than a day to spare! After reading Nic‘s father‘s story, A Beautiful Boy, I loved how this fills in the holes of their story and gives the other perspective of what was going on in Nic‘s world and an inside look of what it‘s like to be an addict. While reading this, I found out there is a movie in production for A Beautiful Boy. I‘m really looking forward to it.

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ctsgator
Mehso-so

Average

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Born.A.Reader
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This was probably between a pick and so-so for me, simply bc of the subject matter. However, having said that, for a book about drugs and addiction, it was like watching a car accident -I couldn't stop reading. It's written in present tense, like a journal and flows well, chronicling the author's journey with his addiction and subsequent rehab. Intriguing to see that from that side of the situation. 🌟🌟🌟 1/2

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UltraVioletRosie
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This is a true no-holds-barred account of life as a drug addict. It's difficult to read at times, because what Sheff is retelling is something that no one would choose, yet, millions do.

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AlexandraGriffin
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Poorly written, and it felt way too long. Plus, the author comes from this world of privilege and a ridiculous childhood which he seemed to brag about to me. Aside from that, his description of being high and what his life was like was explicit and very descriptive. ⭐️⭐️1/2 of 5.

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BetaZee
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A crazy story about a crazy life! Insightful and sad. His writing is fantastic in this book.