The Resource Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's meth addiction, David Sheff

Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's meth addiction, David Sheff

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Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's meth addiction
Title
Beautiful boy
Title remainder
a father's journey through his son's meth addiction
Statement of responsibility
David Sheff
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. With haunting candour, David Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs: the denial, the 3am phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the attempts at rehab. 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. This 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. Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional rollercoaster of loving a child who seems beyond help
Biography type
autobiography
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Sheff, David
Dewey number
362.29092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Sheff, David
  • Sheff, Nic
  • Drug abuse
  • Methamphetamine abuse
  • Children of divorced parents
Label
Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's meth addiction, David Sheff
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781471182303
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's meth addiction, David Sheff
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781471182303
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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