Marin Community Read

We are excited to be offering a community-wide book read and educational event with David and Nic Sheff, authors of the book High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction. David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy (2008), and Nic Sheff, author of Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines (2008), offer this valuable resource for learning about the realities of drugs and alcohol.

  • The book provides reliable information on drugs and alcohol so teens and parents can make educated decisions.

  • This is an opportunity for the community to discuss strategies to deal with stress and pressure on youth and focus on protective factors.

  • Together we can learn from experience and knowledge about the impact of substance use and the unintended consequences.

HIGH Community Event

Michael Krasny from NPR will be moderating this much anticipated event.

Introduction by Dr. Matt Willis, Marin County Public Health Officer and Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools.

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Dominican University - Angelico Hall


HIGH Community Read


Working with local libraries, schools and other youth organizations, this community read serves to inform, engage and connect around this important issue.

This community-wide read will kick off during the month of October in support of National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.

More information to come.

Please contact us if you are interested in bringing the program to your school.



Drug education for children is more important than ever, HIGH draws on the experiences of the NY Times bestselling father/son team of David and Nic Sheff to provide all the information teens and tweens need to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction.

WATCH Nic and David talk about their book and more in this short interview on the TODAY show.
LISTEN to Michael Krasny interview Nic and David Sheff about their book on NPR.

Suggested Discussion Questions

We have created a list questions to facilitate your book discussions. Please click on the links below for printable guides for parents/caregivers, high schoolers and middle school aged youth.


Post a picture on Instagram of yourself, family or friends reading HIGH!


Event Sponsors

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