Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

Butler University . Indianapolis, IN

Butler University in Indianapolis

In conversation with Lynne Zydowsky.

BUTLER UNIVERSITY, RICHARD M. FAIRBANKS FOUNDATION, COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK, WFYI, LYNNE ZYDOWSKY

THE ADDICTED BRAIN: AN EVENING WITH DAVID SHEFF, AUTHOR OF NEW YORK TIME #1 BESTSELLER "BEAUTIFUL BOY"

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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Mar
27
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.

http://www.barnesvillehospital.com/

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Mar
28
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 wshanna@westliberty.edu, or 304.336.8501

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West Liberty University
West Liberty, WV

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Apr
5
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.

Presentation(s):

https://events.butler.edu/event/the-addicted-brain-an-evening-with-david-sheff-author-of-new-york-time-1-bestseller-beautiful-boy

Keynote at the Opening Plenary Session, 8:30 AM, Orlando Florida
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Apr
25
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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Apr
26
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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May
30
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.
Register and For more information

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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Sep
5
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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Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Rosecrance Foundation Rockford, IL

Rosecrance is committed to ensuring excellence in the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders. The Rosecrance Foundation plays a key role in making this possible by raising funds that directly help us care for 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.

Details to come.

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Mar
14
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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Mar
13
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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Feb
12
7:30 PM19:30

20-city screening of Beautiful Boy

Amazon Studios, in collaboration with community groups around the country, is pleased to host a free screening of the award winning film Beautiful Boy. The screening takes place on February 12th and is followed by a livestream Q & A with the films subjects and authors David and Nic Sheff. The screenings will take place across the country in twenty cities as part of a national day of awareness to highlight the need to de-stigmatize addiction, support people in recovery, and highlight the importance for community engagement and solidarity in the face of our nation’s opiate crisis.

Join us if you can (RSVP info below). And if you want us to answer a question on the livestream, send notes via twitter @david_sheff and we’ll try to get to as many as we can.

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Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA POSTPONED: PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE

w Nic at Book Passage, an amazing bookstore.

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE

We’re looking forward to talking with Michael V. Genovese, MD, JD, Chief Medical Officer Acadia Healthcare, who’ll moderate a conversation about High, Beautiful Boy, Tweak and more.

Please join us.

1 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925

https://www.bookpassage.com/event/david-nic-sheff-high-corte-madera-store

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Jan
24
1:15 PM13:15

The United Nations, New York City -- Panel discussion (open to those with U.N. badges)

“Leaving No One Behind”:

the Drug Epidemic as a Global Health Challenge,
UN Office on Drugs and Crime  
Thursday, 24 January 2019
13:15-14:30 in Conference Room 5

Featuring: 
-     Mr. David Sheff, Bestselling Author (including “Beautiful Boy”, “Clean”, and “High”) and advocate on the opioid crisis;
-     Ms. Vicky Cornell, Co-Founder of the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation
-     Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse;
-     Dr. Gilberto Gerra, Chief of Drug Prevention and Heath Branch, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
- Moderated by Mr. Richard Quest, Anchor and Correspondent, CNN
Followed by Interactive Q and A from the Floor.

NOTE: This event is open to all with UN badges. For more information contact:  UNODC: pasquali@un.org
The U.N. screening of Beautiful Boy on the evening of the 23rd is open to the public.

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Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

The United Nations, New York City Screening of Beautiful Boy open to the public

Notice: event is sold out.

The night of the January 23 (time TBA), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime will screen Beautiful Boy, to be followed by a panel discussion with the actor Timothee Chalamet, producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, David Sheff, and (hopefully) Nic Sheff. Preregistration is required. Details, including how to preregister, will be posted soon.
Please note that this event is open to the public.

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Jan
17
7:00 AM07:00

Jewish Community Center, San Diego

COMMUNITY DIVIDED/HUMANITY UNITED 
DAVID & NIC SHEFF 
HIGH: EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND ADDICTION

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7pm `
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre 

Community partners are in formation. Generously funded by the County of San Diego’s Community Enhancement Program. 

General Admission 
FREE to the public, but tickets will be required to enter.

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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Newport Academy Costa Mesa, CA

SPEAKING, BOOK SIGNING, CONNECTION
We’re thrilled to bring renowned author and speaker David Sheff to our community. The recently released film Beautiful Boy, starring Steve Carrell, is based on David’s heroic journey with his son Nic. Please join us to hear him reflect on his experience, strength, and hope as a parent of a struggling teen. The evening includes appetizers, drinks, a book signing, and time for connection. No cost.

RSVP HERE: RSVP-seating is limited.

7:00-7:30: Small bites/beverages
7:30-8:15: David’s talk
8:15-9:00: Meet & greet/book signing.

Newport Academy Intensive Outpatient + Therapeutic Day School 
3189 Pullman Street
Costa Mesa, CA

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Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

St Louis County Library

DAVID AND NIC SHEFF - PRESENTED BY ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARY

The St. Louis County Library Foundation Presents A Special Family Conversation with Bestselling Father/Son Writing Team David and Nic Sheff Inspirations for the hit film "Beautiful Boy" and co-authors of "High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction" Presented by the Reading Garden Event Series for Young Readers Saturday, January 12, 2019, 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm) St. Louis County Library Headquarters Main Reading Room 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. INDIVIDUAL TICKET $20 (Admits ONE and includes one copy of "High") OR PACKAGE TICKET $25 (Admits TWO and includes one copy of "High") From David Sheff, author of "Beautiful Boy," and Nic Sheff, author of "Tweak: Growing up on Methamphetamines," comes the ultimate resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol for middle grader readers. Tickets are general admission. Seating will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Call 314-994-3300 for more information. Additional copies of the Sheffs' books will be available for purchase from Left Bank Books. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Library Foundation's literacy programs.

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Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Boswell Books, Milwaukee

David and Nic Sheff at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center

Elmbrook Schools present a visit from David and Nic Sheff, the coauthors of High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction. This event is cosponsored by Your Choice, offering alcohol and drug prevention education, intervention, and support and REDgen, promoting balance and resiliency in the lives of children and teens. Cosponsor Boswell Book Company will be selling copies of High and other books written by the Sheffs.

This event is free, but registration is required at sheffelmbrook.bpt.me. While kids are welcome at this event, the talk will be targeted to parents, educators, and mental health professionals. Doors will open at 6 pm. A talk from the Sheffs will be followed by a book signing.

More information: https://sheffelmbrook.brownpapertickets.com/

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Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

Children's Book World, Haverford, PA

We are pleased to pair up with Haverford Library and Haverford Middle School for an informative and important event with David and Nic Sheff, the real life father and son from the movie Beautiful Boy. David and Nic will be discussing their new book HIGH: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol and Addiction.

Haverford, PA
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