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Beautiful Boy A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth AddictionVarsity 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 AM phone calls is it Nic The police The hospital the rehabs His preoccupation with Nic became an addiction in it I liked this book a lot better than Tweak The father is a great writer and he did a great job making me feel as if I was going through the experience with him He also presents a lot of research on crystal meth and its effects on users I changed my rating from a 5 to a 4 after I read Tweak however After I read Beautiful Boy I was really freaked out about the accessibility of drugs and the father made it seem as if everyone in the world will eventually try drugs at least once in their life and that all kids are experimenting no matter if they've been told that it's bad or not He was not telling the entire story about his son however In Tweak Nic reveals some very graphic events in his early childhood and his father exposed him to too much I do not have a doubt in my mind that that is part of what steered Nic to drugs I don't think many parents realize exactly how important those early years are in a child's life Their minds are like sponges Nic's father would take him to adult parties where he would meet druggies He was able to watch movies only appropriate to adults There were few rules and boundaries when it came to the relationship Nic had with his father Nic even admits in his book that he felt like he grew up too fast that he didn't have a normal childhood Throughout Beautiful Boy the father plays this Woe is me battle and of course I had sympathy with him because I cannot imagine being a parent and watching your child destroy his life but I just think there was a little to the story that the father did not reveal in his book that was important as to why Nic started doing drugs in the first place This review sounds really harsh but I just get so upset with how parents raise their children sometimes and then they wonder why their children are getting involved with drugs sex and fighting when they're older

David Sheff ↠ Beautiful Boy A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction Book

What had happened to my beautiful boy To our family What did I do wrong Those are the wrenching uestions 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 I checked this book out of the library after hearing David Sheff and his son Nick interviewed on NPR I found this book annoying and unrevealing for a memoir and yet I couldn't put it down David Sheff discusses his own drug use and alludes to his immaturitycommitment issues as a factor in his divorce from Nick's mother which he blames mostly for his son's drug problems but he never discusses the root of his issues or even specifically what they were beyond immaturity or how they affected his parenting style or even what his parenting style was beyond hanging out and having fun during his time w Nick it appears he only disciplined Nick when he was caught w drugs You learn nothing about David Sheff's childhood and I only found out that one of Nick's grandparents died from alcoholism from reading Tweak Let me also add that after the divorce David Sheff regularly took Nick to adult parties and dinner parties treating him like a friend A fact also glossed over by Sheff in his memoir but revealed in Nick's memoir Tweak So clearly there are many layers like being able to set appropriate boundries as a parent to this story than Sheff is willing to admit to or write about Instead he writes family scene after family scene of Nick being this golden boy as a childteenager which becomes annoying because clearly Nick had problems beyond the divorce when he was a young child A memoir may be an author's recollection of past events but is David Sheff really that clueless about the effects of his own behavior on his son beyond the obviousOn the plus side you do pull for Nick to get his act together through various rehabs and relapses which kept me reading until the end and the inforesearch on meth is really interesting and scaryinformative especially if you have children

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Download Beautiful Boy A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction Epub À 317 pages è What had happened to my beautiful boy To our family What did I do wrong Those are the wrenching uestions that haunted every moment of David Sheff’s journey through his son Nic’s addiction to Self 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 him Beautiful Boy is a fiercely candid memoir that brings immediacy to the emotional roller coaster of loving a child who seems beyond help NO SPOILERSThis is so much than a straightforward memoir about a father struggling to save his drug addicted son Most strikingly it’s a heart rending testament to the unconditional and powerful love a parent has for a child I was deeply moved by Beautiful Boy and know I’ll never forget it The account is made even tragic by how journalist David Sheff set up the narrative He started from the very beginning when his beloved son Nic was born showing well how this all American golden boy who was whip smart and well liked seemed destined for the happiest and most successful of futures Sheff implied that Nic was the kind of kid no one expected would become a drug addict This account underscores well the important maxim that addiction doesn’t discriminate Beautiful Boy is a tremendous accomplishment and a revelation Sheff held nothing back from trying to survive each day to his most vulnerable moments the tense and sometimes heated conversations with Nic his paralyzing fear self blame desperation and the torturous worry his most loyal companion As Sheff says later in the book Nic’s addiction became Sheff’s obsession an addiction all his own The memoir’s poignance comes from a raw candor Sheff is a humble narrator who shoulders some of the blame probably than he should for Nic’s addiction and he spoke with total opennessWhen I am alone however I weep in a way that I have not wept since I was a young boy Nic used to tease me about my inability to cry On the rare occasions when my eyes welled up he joked about my “constipated tears” Now tears come at unexpected moments for no obvious reason and they pour forth with ferocity They scare the hell out of me It scares the hell out of me to be so lost and helpless and out of control and afraidAl Anon meetings where he openly cried on than one occasion became essential All the while his son lived on the streets of San Francisco a shadow of his former selfSheff’s son was primarily addicted to methamphetamine and in the course of trying to save him Sheff researched meth “Know your enemy” was his thinking He included much of that research in Beautiful Boy The drug is unlike any other destructive especially difficult to uit Research has proven that it’s “neurotoxic physically changing the brain far than cocaine and most other drugs do” The brain damage may be permanent rendering the addict unable to ever recover Reading this knowing how hopelessly addicted Sheff’s son was pushes Beautiful Boy into the realm of frightening Many addicts have written memoirs about their struggles but how their loved ones struggle is of a mystery This memoir fills an important void because as Sheff revealed their suffering is life altering and nightmarish too just in a very different way They need validation and support Addiction hurts than just the addict Beautiful Boy is a profoundly moving experience