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Beautiful Boy [electronic Resource]

A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

By David Sheff

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.


Format: Ebook
Author: Sheff, David
Summary: The story of one teenager's descent into methamphetamine addiction is told from his father's point of view, describing how a varsity athlete and honor student became addicted to the dangerous drug and its impact on his family.
Title: Beautiful boy [electronic resource] : a father's journey through his son's addiction / David Sheff.
Publisher Date: Boston : Mariner Books, 2009.
Subject: Sheff, David. Sheff, Nic Drug abuse -- Treatment -- California. Methamphetamine abuse -- Treatment -- California. Children of divorced parents -- California.
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Isbn: 9780547347929 (electronic bk.) 0547347928 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: HV5831.C2 S54 2009eb
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Bib Id: 381221

Format: Ebook
Author: Sheff, David
Summary: The story of one teenager's descent into methamphetamine addiction is told from his father's point of view, describing how a varsity athlete and honor student became addicted to the dangerous drug and its impact on his family.
Title: Beautiful boy [electronic resource] : a father's journey through his son's addiction / David Sheff.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Mariner Books, 2009.
Description: 1 online resource (340 p.)
Subjects: Sheff, David.
Subjects: Sheff, Nic
Subjects: Drug abuse -- Treatment -- California.
Subjects: Methamphetamine abuse -- Treatment -- California.
Subjects: Children of divorced parents -- California.
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [335]-338).
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Contents: Stay up late -- His drug of choice -- Whatever -- If only -- Never any knowing.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E8EB8A88-8D13-460D-9EE9-C98969024B01 Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: http://myrcpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E8EB8A88-8D13-460D-9EE9-C98969024B01 Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780547347929 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0547347928 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: HV5831.C2 S54 2009eb