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Beautiful Boy by David Sheff
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Jun 18, 2008

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Recommended for: anyone trying to amke sense of drug addiction and relationships

I was reluctant to read this book after reading reviews. I was worried it would be too painful, having had first hand experience with the subject matter and still suffering from post-traumatic stress from the ordeal. But it was actually a sense of relief realizing that horrible situations come up often in families. Morbid thought process, isn't it? It gave me a better understanding of the dynamics between parents and kids dealing with severe drug addiction. It eased wounds that are still raw, and brought on a realization that the scariest part of parenthood is the lack of control in keeping a child safe after a certain point of their development.
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