to Nov 9

Broomfield Library - Broomfield, CO

One Book One Brookfield

Please join us at the Broomfield Library

“Are you or a loved one dealing with the struggles of addiction? You're invited to join Broomfield Health and Human Services and the Broomfield Library for a Q&A session with the New York Times bestselling author and advocate on US drug crisis, prevention & treatment of addiction, David Sheff.”

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9:00 PM21:00

Ipswich Public Library - Ipswich, MA

Beautiful Boy is the Community Read in Ipswich, MA. The event is November 7, in collaboration with the Ipswich police department, public schools, and Ipswich AWARE.

Ipswich Performing Arts Center

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About Ipswich Aware

We are pastors and politicians. We are police officers and social workers. We are teachers and business owners. We are nurses, doctors, and administrators. We are community organizers and youth counselors.

We love this town, and we believe it is time for all of us to acknowledge the growing problem with substance abuse in our community. We aren’t unique in facing this problem, but we are unique in our sense of community and our ability to come together to provide solutions.

Our founding members have pledged to harness the power that comes from a collaborative drawing from disciplines as diverse as law enforcement, medicine, town government, education, commerce, the faith community, and the Massachusetts state legislature. 

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6:30 PM18:30

Stark County District Library, ONE BOOK ONE COMMUNITY -- Canton, OH

Please join me in Canton…

Stark County District Library
One Book One Community. 

Each fall Stark County residents join together to read a common book and share ideas through lively—and challenging—community conversation. 1 in 4 Stark County residents are concerned with the growing addiction epidemic, yet due to the stigma surrounding addiction, only an estimated 25% of addicts will ever seek help.

This year’s book selection casts stigma aside to confront the topic first hand with Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff. Young readers will join the conversation with HIGH: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs by David and Nic Sheff.

This fall, join us for a series of events exploring this challenging community topic.

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6:00 PM18:00

Merrin Moral Voices, Tufts University Medford, MA

Tufts Hillel

Merrin Distinguished Lecture Series, Moral Voices.

The Merrin Moral Voices program promotes the importance of raising a moral voice in our society, an idea that is deeply rooted in Jewish values and culture. Each year, the series addresses a single social justice issue through programming, film, discussion, and social activism connected to that theme.

Our goal is to expose students to exemplars, regular women and men who have done extraordinary things in their communities. Their courage to raise a moral voice brings attention to injustices around the world and inspires us to take action ourselves.

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11:30 AM11:30

The Rosecrance Foundation Rockford, IL

Rosecrance is committed to ensuring excellence in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders. Please join us for the Rosecrance Foundation’s annual fundraised that makes possible a program that directly helps children, teens, adults and families. The Foundation’s efforts also help the Rosecrance organization as a whole to grow and thrive to offer lasting recovery to more individuals each year.

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7:00 PM19:00

Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships Community Event - San Rafael CA

Nic and David Sheff with Michael Krasney

community-wide book read and educational event with David and Nic Sheff, authors of the book High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction.

When: October 16, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: Dominican University, Angelico Hall, San Rafael, CA




o   Dr. Willis, Marin Public Health Officer and Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools

o  Resources and more information:-thes organizations will have tables at the event.

●      BACR (Bay Area Community Resources)

●      CPI (Community Institute for Psychotherapy)

●      Huckleberry Youth Programs

●      Being Adept

●      Be the Influence

●      Buckelew

●      HHS Recovery and Treatment

●      Rx Safe Marin /Narcan

●      MPN – Melissa Struzzo

●      Marin Youth Commission

●      NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness)

●      Smoke Free Marin

●      Youth Court

●      Raising the Bar

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11:30 AM11:30

Physician Assistant Education Association Washington DC

Annual Physician Assistant Education Association for their annual Education Forum.

Details to come.

PAEA is the only national organization representing physician assistant educational programs in the United States. Currently, all of the accredited programs in the country are members of the Association. PAEA provides services for faculty at its member programs, as well as to applicants, students, and other stakeholders.

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to Sep 23

Last Door Recovery Society conference throughout Canada

More details in late March 2019.

Last Door Recovery …

Please join me in the following cities.

Stronger Connections = Stronger Communities

About the Conference

Leading the change in care for mental health and addiction, the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada will feature leading international researchers, clinicians, and policymakers who will provide evidence-based clinical knowledge gained through decades of care.

Emerging research supports the concept that Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care demonstrate improved mental and physical health, improved quality of life, pro-social behavior, and a dramatic reduction in human and financial cost to the community.

This Canadian Conferences will engage delegates in the collaborative practice of solution-focused care for people and their families, supported by paraprofessionals, peers, and mutual support systems. Delegates will learn how Recovery Capital can involve conventional medical model practices and community-based interdisciplinary services work.

Speakers will present evidence-based research that explores specific measures of Recovery Capital. Presenters will also explore how medication and professionally delivered psycho-social treatment modalities, mutual support and spiritual-health programs, cooperative recovery houses, and recovery-oriented workplaces are increasingly supported by research.

A fundamental shift is occurring in the way we manage addiction and the Recovery advocacy movement is making itself heard in Canada. This movement is alerting governments and policymakers of the millions of people, once suffering silently from addiction, who are now living healthy, drug-free and engaged lives.

Working together we can eliminate silos, and move towards the creation of better comprehensive systems of care for Canadians.

Thursday, September 5, 2019 New Westminster BC Canada – Anvil Centre – Last Door Recovery Society conference and evening talk and Q & A  Contact Giuseppe Ganci 1-604-525-9771


Wednesday September 11, 2019 Calgary Alberta Canada Premier Plaza Hotel Last Door Recovery Society conference and evening talk and Q & A  Contact Giuseppe Ganci 1-604-525-9771


Friday, September 13, 2019 Winnipeg Manitoba Canada RBC Convention Centre - Last Door Recovery Society conference and evening talk and Q & A  Contact Giuseppe Ganci 1-604-525-9771


Friday, September 20, 2019 Regina Saskatchewan Canada Queensbury Convention Centre - Last Door Recovery Society conference and evening talk and Q & A  Contact Giuseppe Ganci 1-604-525-9771


Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Halifax NS Canada Peir 21 Events Centre - Last Door Recovery Society conference and evening talk and Q & A, Contact Giuseppe Ganci 1-604-525-9771


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6:30 PM18:30

University of Kentucky - Owensboro, KY



“Join us in Owensboro on July 13. David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy, keynote speaker, will provide insight into family relationships during active addiction/recovery. “

Afternoon onstage conversation about Beautiful Boy, Q&A, and Book signing.
Contact: Kimberly Page, 859-218-0340

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10:00 AM10:00

Oregon Conference on Opioids + Other Drugs, Pain + Addiction Treatment Bend, OR

Opioids & Other Drugs, Pain and Addiction Treatment – From Crisis to Recovery
This event is sponsored by the Oregon Health Authority – Oregon’s public health agency.
With Lines for Life

Keynote, reception, and signing.
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Lines for Life is a nonprofit organization that helps prevent substance abuse and suicide. We also work to promote better mental health, improved access to mental health services, and to diminish public health threats such as the current epidemic of prescription opioid overdoses in the U.S. 

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12:00 PM12:00

Caminar Circle of Support Luncheon, Menlo Park

Caminar is a nonprofit, community-based agency that has been empowering and supporting individuals and families to move toward resilience, wellness, and independence for more than 50 years.

Since January 2017, we have welcomed three divisions to the Caminar organization, including Family & Children Services of Silicon ValleyHealthy Partnerships, and Project Ninety.

Menlo Park, CA

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6:30 PM18:30

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services’ 23rd Annual Erasing the Stigma Awards, Los Angeles

Nic and I are privileged to be honorees at the 23rd Annual Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Erasing the Stigma Awards

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services is a nonprofit mental health agency that has been providing free mental health, substance use and suicide prevention services to people in poverty for 75 years. Today, the agency serves more than 120,000 children and adults from 10 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

In 1997, Didi Hirsch launched the Erasing the Stigma Leadership Awards by honoring Tipper Gore for helping to erase the stigma of mental illness and has since recognized dozens of artists, authors and advocates who have used their voices to inspire hope and increase support for mental health care. Past participants include Quincy Jones, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, Dustin Hoffman, Annette Bening, Carrie Fisher, former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, Terry Bradshaw, Kid Cudi, Ronda Rousey, Melissa Rivers and Judy Collins.

Join us on Thursday, April 25, 2019 

To support the organization and for tickets and other information: Erasing the Stigma

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8:30 AM08:30

50th ASAM Annual Conference, Orlando

American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference_ Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science

with Nic Sheff

David Sheff is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy and Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, now a major motion picture. His newest book, High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction, is for young adults. David was the recipient of the 2017 ASAM media award. He writes for several renowned publications, has interviewed numerous influential people, and has written award-winning documentaries. David graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives with his family in Northern California.


Keynote at the Opening Plenary Session, 8:30 AM, Orlando Florida
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7:00 PM19:00

West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture Series, West Liberty, WV

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 22, 2018 — Best-selling author David Sheff, who wrote the memoir, “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey through His Son’s Addiction,” will be the guest lecturer at West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture on Thursday, March 28, 2019. His talk will offer a look at America’s drug crisis.

Free and open to the public, the lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in College Hall and will be followed by a book signing in Boyle Conference Center.

“We’re very pleased to have an author of his caliber joining us again this year for the annual Hughes Lecture. We encourage all book lovers and anyone interested in this topic to save the date for Sheff’s visit,” said Dr. William Scott Hanna, an English professor who is coordinating the event.

Sheff’s lecture will be about 90 minutes long, which includes time for questions from the audience. While visiting WLU, the author also will take part in an English class with writing students.

“In partnership with the WLU Foundation, we are privileged to carry out the legacy of our former professor, Dr. Raymond Hughes, in a way that benefits our students and the community at large,” Hanna added.

The Hughes Lecture Series began in the 1970s and is named after Dr. Raymond Grove Hughes, a beloved teacher who joined West Liberty in 1931. His generous endowment gift established a fund managed by the West Liberty University Foundation and known as the Hughes Lecture Series Endowed Fund.

Thanks to this fund, the series has brought a wide range of authors and speakers to WLU, including last year’s guest, Jeannette Walls, author of “The Glass Castle;” Dr. Ralph Abernathy, confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Eugene McCarthy, U. S. Senator and presidential candidate in 1968; and John Simon, noted film critic and West Virginia writer; and NASA scientist Homer Hickam.

For more info contact Dr. Hanna at, or 304.336.8501

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West Liberty University
West Liberty, WV

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5:00 PM17:00

Barnesville Hospital Association Barnesville, Ohio

Barnesville Hospital Association

Barnesville, OH

March 27 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

SAVE THE DATE– David Sheff, the New York Times #1 best seller author of Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction will be speaking at the Barnesville High School on March 27th. 5-8 PM. This event will be free and open to the community. It will be an opportunity to learn how addiction impacts an individual, a family and a community and what resources are available. Co-Sponsored by Barnesville Hospital through the Rural Communities Opioid Response Planning grant and the Mental Health and Recovery Board. More details to follow.

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7:30 PM19:30

Butler University . Indianapolis, IN

Butler University in Indianapolis

In conversation with Lynne Zydowsky.



Butler University, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, and Community Health Network have teamed up to bring David Sheff to Clowes Memorial Hall for an evening of discussion about ways to help address this acute health crisis. Additional support has been provided by WFYI Indianapolis and Dr. Lynne Zydowsky. The event will be immediately followed by a book signing.

Conversation, Book signing, and Reception

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5:30 PM17:30

School Speaker Alliance of Los Angeles, day two

Nic and I are looking forward to School Speaker Alliance of Los Angeles events on March 13 and 14. For more information please check on the SSALA website. We’ll be talking about drug use and addiction, focusing on the issues faced by high-school aged kids, the subject of our book High: Everything Your Want to Know about Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction, our book for Young Adults.

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to Mar 14

School Speaker Alliance of Los Angeles, day one

Nic and I are looking forward to School Speaker Alliance of Los Angeles events on March 13 and 14. For more information please check on the SSALA website. We’ll be talking about drug use and addiction, focusing on the issues faced by high-school aged kids, the subject of our book High: Everything Your Want to Know about Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction, our book for Young Adults.

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