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Beautiful Boy

A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

By David Sheff

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 wraith 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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Publish Date

2008

ISBN

9781602852945


Format: Book
Author: Sheff, David
Title: Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction / David Sheff.
Publisher Date: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2008.
Subject: Sheff, David. Sheff, Nic Drug abuse -- Treatment -- California. Methamphetamine abuse -- Treatment -- California. Children of divorced parents -- California.
Isbn: 9781602852945 (library binding : alk. paper) 1602852944 (library binding : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: LP 362.299 She
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Bib Id: 309930

Format: Book
Author: Sheff, David
Title: Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction / David Sheff.
Edition: Center Point large print ed.
Publisher, Date: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2008.
Description: 464 p ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Sheff, David.
Subjects: Sheff, Nic
Subjects: Drug abuse -- Treatment -- California.
Subjects: Methamphetamine abuse -- Treatment -- California.
Subjects: Children of divorced parents -- California.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-459).
LCCN: 2008022670
ISBN: 9781602852945 (library binding : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1602852944 (library binding : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: LP 362.299 She