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 David Sheff Biography

David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction and his latest, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy.

Beautiful Boy is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestseller that recounts Sheff's harrowing struggle to help his son Nic overcome his methamphetamine addiction. Following its publication, Sheff met countless people struggling to prevent drug use and abuse and survive addiction - their own or a loved one's. These encounters led Sheff on a ten-year mission to determine why America is losing its war against drugs and so many of its children in the process.

His search culminated with Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug use and treatment. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean's premise is that drug use is preventable and addiction is a preventable, treatable disease. Sheff rejects the stigmatization of drug use and calls for a new approach that treats use and addiction for what it is: a health crisis that is costing America $600 billion a year (in healthcare costs, crime, lost productivity, and more) and killing 350 people a day - more than any disease other than cancer and heart disease. This revolutionary work offers clear and cogent counsel for parents, schools, and communities, as well as addicts themselves.

David Sheff frequently speaks to schools, community groups, and conferences devoted to understanding mental health about effective methods to prevent drug use and abuse and about addiction on high school and college campuses. He argues that by addressing addiction, we take serious action against a host of other problems created and exacerbated by addiction, such as gun violence, domestic abuse, and any other mental illness-related issue. His ongoing research and reports on the science of addiction earned him a place on Time magazine's list of the world's most influential people.

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  • Drugs, Guns & Violence: How Addiction Feeds Every Other Issue

    Addiction not only kills more people than any disease other than cancer and heart disease, it's the number-one cause of non-natural death. As tragic as gun violence is, it takes about 15,000 lives a year while addiction takes 115,000. That's 320 people a day. But addiction often causes or exacerbates gun violence and other issues. In some communities, 80 percent of crime is related to drug use. Addicts commit crimes on drugs and for drugs. Author and speaker David Sheff has dedicated his life to advocating addiction prevention and rehabilitation and discusses how taking action against this one issue would curb a host of other problems, such as gun violence, domestic abuse, and other social ills.

  • Addiction in the Family? You're Not Alone

    Realizing that killing himself would not just affect his own life but affect those who loved him helped bring speaker Nic Sheff back from a drug-infused abyss. Knowing firsthand the perils of abuse, today Sheff reaches out to those facing the same struggles. His book, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, reassures young people in similar situations that they are not alone. By sharing his harrowing yet inspirational story in his book and in presentations, he shares his message that those battling addiction are not stuck in a vacuum
    • somebody out there loves them and will help them come back to the surface.

  • Letting Go: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

    Addicts don't stop caring about the people they love. But as addiction takes over, it commands a person's mind and body to the point where all they can think about is getting the drugs into their system while loved ones are sidelined, feeling helpless. In this powerful presentation, speaker David Sheff shares the story of his son Nic's addition and the impact it has had on their family. Based on his New York Times best-selling book, Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction, and his son Nic's bestseller, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, they tell the story from both sides of addiction in this riveting presentation.

  • Prevention: What Works & What Doesn't

    Having devoted recent research to exploring the topic of prevention, speaker David Sheff is at the forefront of what has become a main focus on addressing addiction. The basis for his forthcoming book, The Thirteenth Step, his findings look at the driving forces behind addictive behaviors, noting that most drug and alcohol use isn't about the drugs and alcohol, but rather about life. In understanding that, we can finally find an effective way forward in successfully preventing addiction.

  • An Evening of Addiction, Hope, & Redemption with Nic & David Sheff

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David Sheff

Author of Beautiful Boy

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David Sheff Biography

David Sheff is the author of Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction and his latest, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy.

Beautiful Boy is an award-winning, #1 New York Times bestseller that recounts Sheff's harrowing struggle to help his son Nic overcome his methamphetamine addiction. Following its publication, Sheff met countless people struggling to prevent drug use and abuse and survive addiction - their own or a loved one's. These encounters led Sheff on a ten-year mission to determine why America is losing its war against drugs and so many of its children in the process.

His search culminated with Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug use and treatment. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean's premise is that drug use is preventable and addiction is a preventable, treatable disease. Sheff rejects the stigmatization of drug use and calls for a new approach that treats use and addiction for what it is: a health crisis that is costing America $600 billion a year (in healthcare costs, crime, lost productivity, and more) and killing 350 people a day - more than any disease other than cancer and heart disease. This revolutionary work offers clear and cogent counsel for parents, schools, and communities, as well as addicts themselves.

David Sheff frequently speaks to schools, community groups, and conferences devoted to understanding mental health about effective methods to prevent drug use and abuse and about addiction on high school and college campuses. He argues that by addressing addiction, we take serious action against a host of other problems created and exacerbated by addiction, such as gun violence, domestic abuse, and any other mental illness-related issue. His ongoing research and reports on the science of addiction earned him a place on Time magazine's list of the world's most influential people.

David Sheff Videos

  • David Sheff, Beautiful Boy - YouTube
  • David Sheff Discusses Clean at Book Passage (Corte Madera, CA ...
  • David Sheff & Nic Sheff - Preventable and Treatable: A Family Portrait

Speaker Lists Featuring David Sheff

David Sheff Speaking Topics

  • Drugs, Guns & Violence: How Addiction Feeds Every Other Issue

    Addiction not only kills more people than any disease other than cancer and heart disease, it's the number-one cause of non-natural death. As tragic as gun violence is, it takes about 15,000 lives a year while addiction takes 115,000. That's 320 people a day. But addiction often causes or exacerbates gun violence and other issues. In some communities, 80 percent of crime is related to drug use. Addicts commit crimes on drugs and for drugs. Author and speaker David Sheff has dedicated his life to advocating addiction prevention and rehabilitation and discusses how taking action against this one issue would curb a host of other problems, such as gun violence, domestic abuse, and other social ills.

  • Addiction in the Family? You're Not Alone

    Realizing that killing himself would not just affect his own life but affect those who loved him helped bring speaker Nic Sheff back from a drug-infused abyss. Knowing firsthand the perils of abuse, today Sheff reaches out to those facing the same struggles. His book, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, reassures young people in similar situations that they are not alone. By sharing his harrowing yet inspirational story in his book and in presentations, he shares his message that those battling addiction are not stuck in a vacuum
    • somebody out there loves them and will help them come back to the surface.

  • Letting Go: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

    Addicts don't stop caring about the people they love. But as addiction takes over, it commands a person's mind and body to the point where all they can think about is getting the drugs into their system while loved ones are sidelined, feeling helpless. In this powerful presentation, speaker David Sheff shares the story of his son Nic's addition and the impact it has had on their family. Based on his New York Times best-selling book, Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction, and his son Nic's bestseller, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, they tell the story from both sides of addiction in this riveting presentation.

  • Prevention: What Works & What Doesn't

    Having devoted recent research to exploring the topic of prevention, speaker David Sheff is at the forefront of what has become a main focus on addressing addiction. The basis for his forthcoming book, The Thirteenth Step, his findings look at the driving forces behind addictive behaviors, noting that most drug and alcohol use isn't about the drugs and alcohol, but rather about life. In understanding that, we can finally find an effective way forward in successfully preventing addiction.

  • An Evening of Addiction, Hope, & Redemption with Nic & David Sheff

FAQs on booking David Sheff

  • How to book David Sheff?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Sheff for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Sheff, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Sheff or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Sheff?

    Booking fees for David Sheff, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Sheff, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Sheff?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Sheff for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Sheff for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Sheff or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Sheff or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Sheff is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Sheff for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. David Sheff generally travels from Point Reyes Station, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Herren, John Zogby, Wes Moore, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Rye Barcott. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Sheff for an upcoming event.

David Sheff Speaker Videos

  • David Sheff, Beautiful Boy - YouTube
    David Sheff Discusses Clean at Book Passage (Corte Madera, CA ...
  • David Sheff & Nic Sheff - Preventable and Treatable: A Family Portrait
    Nic Sheff, David Sheff Talk About Life After Meth Addiction - YouTube

David Sheff Speaking Topics

  • Drugs, Guns & Violence: How Addiction Feeds Every Other Issue

    Addiction not only kills more people than any disease other than cancer and heart disease, it's the number-one cause of non-natural death. As tragic as gun violence is, it takes about 15,000 lives a year while addiction takes 115,000. That's 320 people a day. But addiction often causes or exacerbates gun violence and other issues. In some communities, 80 percent of crime is related to drug use. Addicts commit crimes on drugs and for drugs. Author and speaker David Sheff has dedicated his life to advocating addiction prevention and rehabilitation and discusses how taking action against this one issue would curb a host of other problems, such as gun violence, domestic abuse, and other social ills.

  • Addiction in the Family? You're Not Alone

    Realizing that killing himself would not just affect his own life but affect those who loved him helped bring speaker Nic Sheff back from a drug-infused abyss. Knowing firsthand the perils of abuse, today Sheff reaches out to those facing the same struggles. His book, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, reassures young people in similar situations that they are not alone. By sharing his harrowing yet inspirational story in his book and in presentations, he shares his message that those battling addiction are not stuck in a vacuum
    • somebody out there loves them and will help them come back to the surface.

  • Letting Go: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

    Addicts don't stop caring about the people they love. But as addiction takes over, it commands a person's mind and body to the point where all they can think about is getting the drugs into their system while loved ones are sidelined, feeling helpless. In this powerful presentation, speaker David Sheff shares the story of his son Nic's addition and the impact it has had on their family. Based on his New York Times best-selling book, Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction, and his son Nic's bestseller, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines, they tell the story from both sides of addiction in this riveting presentation.

  • Prevention: What Works & What Doesn't

    Having devoted recent research to exploring the topic of prevention, speaker David Sheff is at the forefront of what has become a main focus on addressing addiction. The basis for his forthcoming book, The Thirteenth Step, his findings look at the driving forces behind addictive behaviors, noting that most drug and alcohol use isn't about the drugs and alcohol, but rather about life. In understanding that, we can finally find an effective way forward in successfully preventing addiction.

  • An Evening of Addiction, Hope, & Redemption with Nic & David Sheff

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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