Wednesday, March 31, 2010

beautiful boy... a book review

beautiful boy- A father's journey through his son's addiction

Author: David Sheff

IBSN 13-978-0-618-68335-2

Houghton Mifflin-2006

  • As a nurse and writer of this blog, sometimes I neglect to write about and offer resouces for parents who have a child suffering from addictions.

And let me tell you, any parent who has a child going through an addiction problem whether it is drugs or alcohol, sex or pornography, feels that their child has a terminal illness. Parents will discover that the same feelings and emotions a parent experiences when their child is diagnosed with cancer or other serious illness also experiences those same emotions when they find their child afflicted with substance abuse.

Substance abuse destroys families, it underminds trust, and changes family relationships. It is financially and emotionally devastating.

beautiful boy- a fathers journey through his son's addiction is a great resource for parents because it is a real life account of what a family has felt. It validates the emotional roller coaster that a family experiences and offers a guide to how one family coped. The book offers resource sites at the end of the book as well, however, the impact from the book is the validation of a parent's feelings.

If you or someone you know has a child dealing with addictions, suggest this book as another source of real life information. It does not offer a cure, but does offer hope and a real life account of how you keep going. Check it out and let me know what you think. This can be purchased at your local book store, found at your local library, or at I think you will find it eye opening and honest.

1 comment:

john said...

I loved the Book "beautiful boy- A father's journey through his son's addiction" Because any type of Addiction is dangerous for health. Drugs Addictions, Smoking, Alcohol etc.

Thanks to Author

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