Meth is the fastest-growing drug in the United States, as well as the most addictive and the most dangerous causing permanent brain damage faster than any other readily available drug. In Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Meth Addiction, written by David Sheff and through his perspective as a father of Nic, Beautiful Boy chronicles the betrayal, pain, and terrifying question marks that haunt the loved ones of an addict.
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. Throughout his ordeals, Sheff attempted to not only save his son, but keep his family together. Follow his journey, from relapses to recovery, violence to forgiveness.
A must read, Beautiful Boy bridges that you are not alone because thousands of families struggle secretly, not sharing this all consuming tragedy with anyone. This honest and well written account of his son Nic's meth and alcohol addiction is one that all parents should read.