The Addicted Brain: An Evening with David Sheff, Author of New York Time #1 Bestseller "Beautiful Boy"
Overdose is now the leading cause of death for people under 50 in the United States, and Indiana’s overdose death rate is the 13th highest in the nation. Addiction has long been misunderstood as a moral failing. But scientists have now shown that it is, in fact, a neurological disorder. More than 90% of addictions begin before age 21, when the brain is still developing.
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.
David Sheff is the author of Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy, the follow-up to his New York Times #1 best seller, Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction. Clean is the result of the years Sheff spent investigating the disease of addiction and America’s drug problem, which he sees as the greatest public health challenge of our time. He and his son Nic Sheff are the co-authors of High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction, published in January 2019.