David Sheff, journalist and The New York Times best-selling author of “Beautiful Boy” and “Clean,” was our guest host for our very first Facebook Live Thursday, June 16. He shared his personal story of being the father of a child who has struggled with substance use, read an excerpt from his book, and answered our community’s questions.
WATCH: Facebook Live with David Sheff:
David is a longtime friend of the Partnership and a champion to many of the families we work with each and every day. His book, “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction” is a must-read for any parent. Production for a 2018 film adaptation of the book is underway and will star Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Amy Ryan and Maura Tierney.
We are grateful to David for his time sharing his story and insight with our community. To learn more about his work, visit davidsheff.com.
Candice joined the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Public Affairs team in June 2007 and today serves as the Assistant Director, Public Affairs and Managing Editor, Partnership News Service. She is focused on public relations, communications and social media strategies in support of many of the Partnership’s parenting resources and educational initiatives for families. Her primary responsibilities include editorial management, production and analysis of the Partnership News Service, the Partnership’s online news service that delivers the latest substance abuse and addiction news. Partnership News Service is distributed daily and weekly to nearly 50,000 subscribers via an eNewsletter and published online (57,000 Unique Average Visitors/per month) at www.drugfree.org/news-service/. Candice also manages the nonprofit’s social media communities on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram. She conducts ongoing media relations and press outreach, drafts press materials, web content, eNewsletters and other printed collateral and maintains the organization’s editorial calendar. She was named one of the 2010 "New York’s Top PR Public Relations Firms and People: The Most Influential and Connected" by Sparkah.com, and in April 2012, she presented “Social Marketing, Media and Stigma Reduction” at the Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness conference in Washington, D.C.