Beautiful boy: a father's journey through his son's addiction

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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 Nic's 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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subject_facet Children of divorced parents -- California, Drug abuse -- Treatment -- California, Methamphetamine abuse -- Treatment -- California
title_display Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction
title_full Beautiful Boy A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction, Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction / David Sheff
title_short Beautiful boy :
title_sub a father's journey through his son's addiction
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Children of divorced parents, Drug abuse, Methamphetamine abuse, Nonfiction, Treatment