Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

Author(s): David Sheff

Biography

David Sheff's story is a first: a teenager's addiction from the parent's point of view -- a real-time chronicle of the shocking descent into substance abuse and the gradual emergence into hope. Before meth, Sheff's son Nic was a varsity athlete, honor student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling wreck who stole money from his eight-year-old brother and lived on the streets. With haunting candour, Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs, the denial (by both child and parents), the three a.m. phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the attempts at rehab, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that whatever an addict's fate, the rest of the family must care for one another too, lest they become addicted to addiction.

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General Fields

  • : 9781847391612
  • : Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • : Pocket Books
  • : November 2008
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Sheff
  • : David Sheff
  • : 362.293092
  • : 362.293092
  • : en
  • : en
  • : 1
  • : 1
  • : Coping with drug & alcohol abuse; Biography & autobiography: general
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : Coping with drug & alcohol abuse; Biography & autobiography: general
  • : 336
  • : 336