Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy
Author: David Sheff
Publsiher: Eamon Dolan/Mariner Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN: 9781328974716
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Boy Book Excerpt:

Tying in to the release of the feature film starring Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet, a timeless tale of addiction, healing, and family, with a new Afterword by the author.

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy
Author: David Sheff
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780618683352
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Boy Book Excerpt:

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.

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy
Author: David Sheff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-11
ISBN: 9781471182204
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Boy Book Excerpt:

THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND TIMOTHEE CHALAMET '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. Praise for Beautiful Boy:- 'A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts'. Anne Lamott 'An important book... moving, timely and startlingly beautiful.' Richard Branson

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy
Author: David Sheff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-02
ISBN: 9781847371300
Category: Drug addicts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Boy Book Excerpt:

David Sheff's 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. 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. With haunting candour, Sheff traces the first subtle warning signs, the denial (by both child and parents), the three a.m. phone calls (is it Nic? the police? the hospital?), the attempts at rehab, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that whatever an addict's fate, the rest of the family must care for one another too, lest they become addicted to addiction.

Summary of Beautiful Boy A Father s Journey Through His Son s Addiction Conversation Starters

Summary of Beautiful Boy  A Father s Journey Through His Son s Addiction  Conversation Starters
Author: London Sky Press
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 78
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN: 9780368225635
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Beautiful Boy A Father s Journey Through His Son s Addiction Conversation Starters Book Excerpt:

Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction by David Sheff: Conversation Starters His son Nic had a wonderful childhood. Intelligent and athletic, David Sheff knows that Nic has a promising future because he is excellent in everything he focuses on. But as his son grew older, he turned into an adolescent full of angst and confusion which led to his experimentation with drugs. Taking mood stabilizers and enhancers became a way of life. Eventually, he got addicted to meth. Will David be able to save Nic from his addiction? Beautiful Boy became a #1 bestseller in the New York Times list. It was named by Entertainment Weekly as the #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2008 while Barnes and Noble awarded it 2008's Discover Great New Writers Award for nonfiction. It is the basis for the film Beautiful Boy which was released on October 2018. The movie features actors Steve Carell who plays David Sheff and Timothée Chalamet as Nic. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource to supplement the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. (c) Copyright 2019 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.

Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy
Author: David Sheff
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-01-11
ISBN: 1471173968
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Boy Book Excerpt:

THE NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A MAJOR FILM, STARRING STEVE CARELL AND BAFTA AND GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATED TIMOTHEE CHALAMET ‘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. Praise for Beautiful Boy:- 'A brilliant, harrowing, heartbreaking, fascinating story, full of beautiful moments and hard-won wisdom. This book will save a lot of lives and heal a lot of hearts'. Anne Lamott 'An important book... moving, timely and startlingly beautiful.' Richard Branson

Never Sleep Again the Most Dangerous Facts about Beautiful Boy

Never Sleep Again  the Most Dangerous Facts about Beautiful Boy
Author: Henry Rimming
Publsiher: Lennex
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2013-01
ISBN: 9785458968683
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Sleep Again the Most Dangerous Facts about Beautiful Boy Book Excerpt:

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Clean

Clean
Author: David Sheff
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2013
ISBN: 054784865X
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clean Book Excerpt:

Combines personal stories and experiences with cutting edge research to describe a new way of treating substance addiction as well as accompanying mental illnesses.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Memoir

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Memoir
Author: Victoria Costello
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-12-06
ISBN: 0241884853
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Memoir Book Excerpt:

Helps readers write memoirs, personal essays, and life stories of every length and type.

Self Help That Works

Self Help That Works
Author: John C. Norcross,Linda F. Campbell,John M. Grohol, PsyD,John W. Santrock,Florin Selagea, M.S.,Robert Sommer, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2013-04-11
ISBN: 0199915156
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Help That Works Book Excerpt:

Previously published under title: Authoritative guide to self-help resources in mental health.

High

High
Author: David Sheff,Nic Sheff
Publsiher: HMH Books For Young Readers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN: 9780358244332
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Book Excerpt:

"Every parent should have a this book on-hand, and use it to open important dialogues with their kids. Arm them with knowledge." --Ellen Hopkins, bestselling author of the Crank trilogy. Just Say Know! With drug education for children more important than ever, this nonfiction book draws on the experiences of the New York Times bestselling father/son team and inspiration behind the film Beautiful Boy David and Nic Sheff to provide all the information teens need to know about drugs, alcohol, and addiction.

We All Fall Down

We All Fall Down
Author: Nic Sheff
Publsiher: Little Brown & Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN: 9780316080828
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We All Fall Down Book Excerpt:

In his bestselling memoir "Tweak," Sheff shared a heartbreakingly honest account of his days as a crystal meth addict. In this powerful follow-up, Sheff writes candidly about stints at in-patient rehab facilities, devastating relapses, and hard-won realizations about what it means to be a young person living with addiction.

Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine
Author: Kevin Hillstrom
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2014-10-06
ISBN: 1420508725
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methamphetamine Book Excerpt:

The National Institute of Health states that methamphetamine increases the amount of dopamine in the brain, a chemical that is involved in body movement, motivation, pleasure, and reward. The drug causes an intense high which fades quickly. Nearly 1.2 million people reported using the drug in the past year, while 440,000 people reported using it in the past month. This crucial edition delves into the history of methamphetamine as a recreational drug and as a big business for criminal enterprises. It also discusses the toll that methamphetamine addiction takes on its users, as well as families and communities in general. The book concludes by discussing processes and methods used to treat meth addiction and how law enforcement agencies are trying to combat the meth industry.

Addiction Counseling

Addiction Counseling
Author: Alan Cavaiola, PhD, LPC, LCADC,Amanda L. Giordano, PhD, LPC,Nedeljko Golubovic, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 426
Release: 2021-11-10
ISBN: 0826135862
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addiction Counseling Book Excerpt:

Equips the upcoming generation of addiction counselors with crucial knowledge to skillfully treat current and future addictions Grounded in leading-edge, evidence-based research, this hands-on text applies a step-by-step approach to addictions counseling. This book encompasses assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning; case management; and relapse prevention, with an incisive focus on process addictions and co-occurring disorders. The text covers all essential topics as outlined in the gold standard SAMSHA Counselor Training Manual. Included are detailed guidelines on how to write succinct treatment plans and conduct effective client sessions; case studies; role-playing exercises; and clinical applications to assessment and diagnosis, treatment planning, and case management. Counselor Perspectives--interviews with experienced clinicians working with varied populations throughout the country--offer the wisdom of those who have been there. Critical topics unique to the book include the role of neuroscience in addiction treatment, relapse prevention, and advocacy. In addition, the text offers specific chapters on process addictions and co-occuring disorders as well as a separate chapter on multicultural counseling covering gender, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, age, religion, and disability issues. It is also distinguished by an abundance of downloadable forms and documents, including screening instruments, treatment plan format templates, treatment plan examples, biopsychosocial assessment forms, informed consent forms, confidentiality forms, case management forms, and more. Pedagogical elements to help learners process and apply concepts inlcude key terms, learning activities, discussion questions, recommended readings/resources and chapter summaries. Faculty aides include an instructor's manual with sample syllabi, CACREP mapping tools, test bank, and PowerPoint slides. This essential resource will be valued as a primary textbook for any course that focuses on addiction counseling and treatment. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers. Key Features: Describes a variety of etiological models and how they become a means of assessing biopsychosocial risk factors Delivers step-by-step guidelines on how to write concise treatment plans and for conducting effective treatment sessions Devotes a chapter to motivational interviewing to promote willingness to change Includes cutting-edge research pertaining to neuroscience and its applications and evidence-based treatment practices Provides separate chapter on multicultural counseling and substance use disorders among people of diverse races, ethnicities, genders, class, ages, and spirituality Offers real-world insights with "Notes from the Field" feature Facilitates practical application through role play exercises, treatment technique and assessment case examples, biopsychosocial assessment guidelines, how to provide client feedback, and more Includes multiple digital downloadable tools

What s the Big Deal About Addictions

What s the Big Deal About Addictions
Author: James J. Crist
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-08-30
ISBN: 1631985329
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What s the Big Deal About Addictions Book Excerpt:

Help teens make informed decisions about their health and wellness with judgment-free information about addictions. From drugs and alcohol to pervasive use of electronic devices, more teens are exhibiting addictive behaviors. What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? provides teens with lecture-free, reliable, and factual information about a range of addictions, from drugs and alcohol to electronic devices, social media, and other addictive activities, such as pornography, eating, gambling, and sex, among others. A practicing psychologist and a certified substance abuse counselor, Dr. Crist shares advice for teens who are having serious troubles with addiction and for teens with casual levels of use who may be concerned about their use. With teen stories and quotes included, What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? speaks directly to teens about the real-life struggles with casual use and addictions they’re seeing and experiencing among peers in school and in the broader community. Packed full of information to help teens make informed decisions, What’s the Big Deal About Addictions? covers: The difference between casual use and addictive use, and the consequences of using The types of addictions, addictive behavior, and the risks associated with each How to overcome an addiction and the types of treatments available How to know and accept when recovering from addiction may require giving up certain friendships Tips for preventing relapse or developing a secondary addiction Additional resources for help and information are provided at the back of the book.

Life Stories

Life Stories
Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 723
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1591585279
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Stories Book Excerpt:

Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access

Philosophy through Film

Philosophy through Film
Author: Mary M. Litch,Amy Karofsky
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2020-10-19
ISBN: 1000203581
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philosophy through Film Book Excerpt:

In Philosophy through Film, Amy Karofsky and Mary M. Litch use recently released, well-received films to explore answers to classic questions in philosophy in an approachable yet philosophically rigorous manner. Each chapter incorporates one or more films to examine one longstanding philosophical question or problem and assess some of the best solutions that have been offered to it. The authors fully integrate the films into their discussion of the issues, using them to help students become familiar with key topics in all major areas of Western philosophy and master the techniques of philosophical argumentation. Revised and expanded, changes to the Fourth Edition include: A brand new chapter on the mind-body problem (chapter 4), which includes discussions of substance dualism, physicalism, eliminativism, functionalism, and other relevant theories. The replacement of older movies with nine new focus films: Ad Astra, Arrival, Beautiful Boy, Divergent, Ex Machina, Her, Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow, A Serious Man, and Silence. The addition of two new primary readings to the appendix of source materials: excerpts from Patricia Smith Churchland’s, "Can Neurobiology Teach Us Anything about Consciousness?" and Frank Jackson’s "What Mary Didn’t Know." The inclusion of a Website, with a Story Lines of Films by Elapsed Time for each focus film. The films examined in depth are: Ad Astra, Arrival, Beautiful Boy, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Divergent, Equilibrium, Ex Machina, Gone Baby Gone, Her, Inception, Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow, The Matrix, Memento, Minority Report, Moon, A Serious Man, Silence

What Addicts Know

What Addicts Know
Author: Christopher Kennedy Lawford
Publsiher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-01-07
ISBN: 1939529069
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Addicts Know Book Excerpt:

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Kennedy Lawford revisits addiction in his latest book, What Addicts Know, this time framing the discussion in an entirely new way—the lessons addiction and recovery offer to those of us who haven't battled addiction. For too long, society has considered addicts as an unfortunate group that faces incredible and unique challenges. The reality is that the challenges of the addict are faced—to a greater or lesser extent—by all of us. In a “more is better" society, it's indisputable that we've all experienced cravings and denied the truth about our destructive behaviors—traits shared by addicts who've successfully overcome them. What Addicts Know offers the coping and wellness skills necessary to overcome life's obstacles and self-improvement tips for everything from conquering an unhealthy consumption of junk food, to overcoming toxic relationships. These techniques are not just for addicts; they are for all of us. No one until now has related the lessons and life skills that can be drawn from the collective experience of people in recovery from addiction, particularly the ways those lessons or principles can be used by those in the broader non-recovery community. In What Addicts Know, Lawford recounts the inspiring stories and wisdom of recovering addicts, combining them with cutting-edge scientific findings to give hands-on, practical techniques for recognizing unhealthy impulses and managing them. If you're ready to change for the better your habits, your frame of mind, your relationships, your community, and your life, What Addicts Know is the resource that will educate and inspire you along the way.

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Outstanding Books for the College Bound
Author: Angela Carstensen,Young Adult Library Services Association
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2011-05-27
ISBN: 083898570X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outstanding Books for the College Bound Book Excerpt:

Connecting teens to books they’ll truly enjoy is the aim of every young adult librarian, and the completely revamped guide Outstanding Books for the College Bound will give teen services staff the leg up they need to make it happen. Listing nearly 200 books deemed outstanding for the college bound by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), this indispensable resource Examines how the previous lists in the series were developed, and explains the book’s new layout Features engaging, helpful book descriptions useful for readers’ advisory Offers programming tips and other ideas for ways the lists can be used at schools and public libraries Includes indexes searchable by topic, year, title, and authorMore than simply a vital collection development tool, this book can help librarians help young adults grow into the kind of independent readers and thinkers who will flourish at college.

Video Games

Video Games
Author: David Sheff
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780679752820
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Video Games Book Excerpt:

Discusses parental misconceptions about video games, looks at issues of sex and violence, and describes the best and worst games