Nic Sheff’s “Tweak” Takes you on a Journey into the Consequences of Addiction

Nic Sheff’s “Tweak” Takes you on a Journey into the Consequences of Addiction


Nic Sheff’s “Tweak” Takes you on a Journey into the Consequences of Addiction

“Tweak” is the follow up to a “Beautiful Boy” but instead is written by Nic Sheff who is the author of a “Beautiful Boy” son. “Tweak” is the true story of a young man and his struggles with addiction to methamphetamine. It is a fast paced story that anyone who has struggled with addiction will be able to relate to and is a good description of what active addiction is like for anyone who hasn’t. Nic takes the readers through the extremely difficult times that he has during his vicious relapse as well as his struggles during the very early stages of his recovery. “Tweak” also shows that with the proper addiction treatment and support system life can get better quickly. More importantly for anyone who suffers from addiction it depicts how fragile sobriety is and how in order to maintain it, it has to be closely guarded. For the addict, reading “Tweak” may trigger memories of just how a hard a life that is run by addiction can be. Nic, the author, is virtually cut off from his loving family until he is willing to get help. He shows how powerful addiction is through actions that he is willing to take in order to continue to fuel his methamphetamine addiction. Reading “Tweak” can give any addict hope that no matter how low an addiction takes them there is still hope and that it is never too late to turn a life around.  After years of struggling with his addiction Sheff has turned his life around, is married and leading a fulfilling life as a writer.