• by David Sheff
  • Narrated by Jeff Cummings
  • 13 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing. As with other illnesses, the approaches most likely to work are based on science - not on faith, tradition, contrition, or wishful thinking.
These facts are the foundation of Clean, a myth-shattering look at drug abuse by the author of Beautiful Boy. Based on the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and medicine, Clean is a leap beyond the traditional approaches to prevention and treatment of addiction and the mental illnesses that usually accompany it. The existing treatment system, including Twelve-Step programs and rehabs, has helped some, but it has failed to help many more, and David Sheff explains why. He spent time with scores of scientists, doctors, counselors, and addicts and their families to learn how addiction works and what can effectively treat it. Clean offers clear, cogent counsel for parents and others who want to prevent drug problems and for addicts and their loved ones no matter what stage of the illness they’re in. But it is also a book for all of us - a powerful rethinking of the greatest public-health challenge of our time.


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Customer Reviews

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Unbearable narration

Would you try another book from David Sheff and/or Jeff Cummings?

Not by Jeff Cummings.

Has Clean turned you off from other books in this genre?


How did the narrator detract from the book?

The narration is unbearable. When the story tells me a mother is speaking I don't need the narrator to put on a female voice. When the story tells me a father is speaking about his sons addiction I don't need the narrator to imitate desperation (very badly) in a slightly different voice. I KNOW FROM THE CONTEXT.
I am returning this book.

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- John

The Performance Gets in the Way

What did you love best about Clean?

There is some good information in Clean; however, the narrator's insistence on doing voices is distracting at best, and annoying at worst.

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- Tammy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio