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

By | July 13, 2019
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction Author David Sheff
ISBN-10 0547203888
ISBN-13 9780547203881
Year 2009-01-06
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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What had happened to my beautiful boy To our family What did I do wrong Those are the wrenching questions that haunted every moment of David Sheff s journey through his son Nics addiction to drugs and tentative steps toward recovery Before Nic Sheff became addicted to crystal meth he was a charming boy joyous and funny a varsity athlete and honor student adored by his two younger siblings After meth he was a trembling wraith who lied stole and lived on the streets David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs the denial the 3 A M phone calls is it Nic the police the hospital the rehabs His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in itself and the obsessive worry and stress took a tremendous toll But as a journalist he instinctively researched every avenue of treatment that might save his son and refused to give up on Nic Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help

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