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Nic Sheff loved drugs.

Crack. Powdered cocaine. Ecstasy. Heroin. And his favorite, crystal methamphetamine.

"When I did crystal meth for the first time, it was like the answer to my problems. I felt strong and confident, just like a superstar or something," said Sheff, who is 26.

He kicked his addiction and wrote "Tweak," a popular book about the toll drugs took on his life. His recovery looked like a success. Everyone, including Sheff, thought he had beaten his disease.

But he went over the edge again. He relapsed last May and again in October. Read full article »

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