Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy Audiobook, by David Sheff Play Audiobook Sample

Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy Audiobook

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Read By: Jeff Cummings Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781469296036

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Longest Chapter Length:

25:56 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

05:30 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

18:23 minutes

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Publisher Description

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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“Clean is an important exposé of a failed system; by replacing it, we will save countless lives, help people get clean and stay clean, and help the US end its catastrophic war on drugs.”

— Sir Richard Branson, member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy 


  • “Clean will change not only how you look at drug abuse, but also what you think should be done about it. This book is essential reading about one of our most important social problems.”

    — Eric Schlosser, New York Times bestselling author of Fast Food Nation and Reefer Madness
  • “David Sheff is one of our strongest and most compassionate voices on the profound costs of addiction to the family and to society.”

    — Christopher Kennedy Lawford, New York Times bestselling author of Recover to Live and Symptoms of Withdrawal
  • “Gripping and vibrant.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Intelligent and thought-provoking views into the complexities of addiction and recovery.”

    — Kirkus Reviews
  • “This book offers realistic hope for recovery from addiction for those who suffer the disease.”

    — Drew Pinsky, MD, host of Dr. Drew
  • “David Sheff has written the most important book about addiction in a decade.”

    — Benoit Denizet-Lewis, author of America Anonymous


  • A New York Times bestseller

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About David Sheff

David Sheff’s work has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, Wired, and Fortune. As a contributing editor to Playboy, he has interviewed John Lennon, the founders of Google, Gore Vidal, and others.

About Jeff Cummings

Jeff Cummings, as an audiobook narrator, has won both an Earphones Award and the prestigious Audie Award in 2015 for Best Narration in Science and Technology. He is also a twenty-year veteran of the stage, having worked at many regional theaters across the country, from A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle and the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta to the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City and the International Mystery Writers’ Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky. He also spent seven seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.