8th Annual Arapahoe House Luncheon with Addiction Author Nic Sheff

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 Due to an unavoidable family emergency, one of our keynote speakers, David Sheff, is unable to deliver his portion of the keynote at our luncheon on Wednesday. We are thrilled that David's son, Nic Sheff, will be sharing their family's compelling story at the event. Questions? Call 303.412.3643


The parking structure at the DCPA is under construction. Due to a limited number of spaces, we strongly recommend that you DO NOT try to park in the DCPA garage, but park in the Bellco Theatre/Convention Center lot, only a block from the DCPA. Address: 1652-1698 Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80202 and image below:

Proceeds will benefit Arapahoe Houseʼs life-changing addiction treatment programs 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Seawell Grand Ballroom at
The Denver Center for the Performing Arts


11:00 a.m. VIP Reception
11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Luncheon and program with keynote address by David and Nic Sheff
1:15 p.m. Book signing with David and Nic Sheff


David Sheff is a renowned journalist and The New York Times best-selling author of "Clean" and the memoir “Beautiful Boy.” Award-winning “Beautiful Boy” is a fiercely candid story of David’s hope and despair as a parent to Nic, his son consumed by drug addiction. His memoir is slated to become a major motion picture produced by Brad Pitt’s Plan B, with an all-star cast including Steve Carrell, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan. His book “Clean” is the result of the years David spent investigating the disease of addiction and America’s drug crisis, the greatest public health challenge of our time.


As a journalist, David has written for The New York Times, Rolling Stone and many other publications where his interview subjects included John Lennon, Steve Jobs, Tom Hanks, and more. Sheff was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the world’s most influential people in 2009 and most recently received the American Society of Addiction Medicine Media Award in recognition of improving the public’s understanding of addiction.


David’s son, Nic Sheff, is in recovery from addiction and is the acclaimed author of two memoirs about his experience: “Tweak” and “We All Fall Down.” His work has been published in Newsweek, the San Francisco Chronicle and more. Raw and honest, Nic and David spare no detail in telling their family’s compelling, anguished and hopeful story of substance abuse and recovery.


Luncheon Committee:
James Howes - Chair
Kathy Crapo, Tyler Brocato, Lori Ealey, Josie Huelskamp, Nick Lane, Adrienne Ruston Fitzgibbons