A Special Evening with the Father and Son from Beautiful Boy (1.5 CME)

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(1.5 CME) In this conference recording from the 2019 Annual Conference, you will learn:

Family support and involvement are dynamic factors that can make addiction treatment more effective. This is your opportunity to hear first-hand from father and son, David and Nic Sheff. Learn more about their personal journey of addiction and recovery, which still provides hope to many across the country today. This special session will be moderated by Marc Fishman, MD, DFASAM, and will include poignant clips from the movie, followed by conversation, insights, and personal reflections from David and Nic. Registrants should plan to attend and are encouraged to bring family and guests to this session. Popcorn and refreshments will be provided

David Sheff

David Sheff is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy and Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, now a major motion picture. His newest book, High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction, is for young adults. David was the recipient of the 2017 ASAM media award. He writes for several renowned publications, has interviewed numerous influential people, and has written award-winning documentaries. David graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives with his family in Northern California.

Marc Fishman


Marc Fishman MD is a specialist in addiction psychiatry and addiction medicine. He is a member of the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He leads Maryland Treatment Centers, which offers programs for residential and outpatient treatment of drug-involved and dual-diagnosis adolescents and adults. He has written and lectured widely on a variety of topics including youth treatment, placement and treatment matching strategies, co-occurring disorders, and medication treatment for addiction. His research focus has been in treatment of opioid use disorders in youth. 

Dr. Fishman served as a co-editor for the most recent editions of ASAM's Patient Placement Criteria, leading the adolescent section, and served as the chief editor for the ASAM PPC Supplement on Pharmacotherapies for Alcohol Use Disorders. He is the chair of the Adolescent Committee for ASAM. He is a Past President of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine, and also a current member of the Board.

Nic Sheff

Nic Sheff is a New York Times bestselling author of two books, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamine, and We All Fall Down: Living with Addiction. In 2019, he co-authored a book with his father, High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction. Nic's personal experiences with addiction has given him insights into this disease that create truly compelling stories.

ACCME Accredited with Commendation

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.5 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (tMOC)

This course has been approved by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification Program (tMOC) can apply a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing this course.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Session Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video. This session was recorded on 4/6/19 in Orlando, FL.
CME Evaluation
15 Questions
15 Questions Please complete the evaluation to claim CME.
CME Credit and Certificate
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits