After reading David Sheff’s powerful memoir, Beautiful Boy, I find myself reflecting on my own teen years and my relationship with my dad. We had a good relationship growing up and I loved my father. During my adolescent years we had drifted apart for awhile do to me trying to find my identity as a person. This is similar to what happened between David and Nic. As I searched to find and outlet for my feelings and emotions. Drugs were a part of my experience. Unlike Nic I was never tempted by any hard drugs and never formed an addiction to anything. My experience growing up was similar to Nic’s but different because I have never tried Meth or became a junkie. I know Nic’s mind state he was in but i persevered and realized drugs are not a permanent solution to my problems. Our relationship is now stronger than ever.

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