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

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

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Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction
Title
Beautiful boy
Title remainder
a father's journey through his son's addiction
Statement of responsibility
David Sheff
Title variation
Beautiful boy
Title variation remainder
a fathers journey through his sons meth addiction
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Author
Subject
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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. Read the other side of Nic Sheff's bestselling memoir, Tweak
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
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Award
YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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189173
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TEFOD
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Sheff, David
Dewey number
362.29/9
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5831.C2
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Sheff, David
  • Sheff, Nic
  • Children of divorced parents
  • Drug abuse
  • Methamphetamine abuse
Target audience
adult
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a father's journey through his son's meth addiction
Label
Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction, David Sheff
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3717540
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online resource
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multicolored
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txt
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rdacontent.
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on1019709450
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781471173967
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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83D5D8CC-F018-4490-B968-6341E2857EA8
System control number
(OCoLC)1019709450
Label
Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction, David Sheff
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=3717540
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
on1019709450
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781471173967
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
83D5D8CC-F018-4490-B968-6341E2857EA8
System control number
(OCoLC)1019709450

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