Tweak by Nic Sheff is written from a young addicts perspective. As Nic Sheff takes you along his crazy ride of life, you experience in depth thoughts of being addicted to alcohol and methamphetamines. In the book, he takes you through his many relapses and how being a druggie made him lose a lot of things in his life, starting with his family. If you want to understand what is going through someones mind when they are wanting to get high or have a sip of alcohol, read Tweak by Nic Sheff.
Nic Sheff's follow up story to Tweak, We All Fall Down, shares Nic's ups and downs through rehab, relapses, and realizations. He insightfully and candidly describes the feelings that go through a young drug addict's mind. Nic describes his hopelessness and frustration with life. To get into the mind of a recovering drug addict, read We All Fall Down by Nic Sheff.
Beautiful Boy is not by Nic Sheff, but by his father David Sheff. The novel is from his father's point of view and geared toward parents of addicts or other loved ones having to go through the same pain. David describes Nic's life and how he has been apart of the mess his son has created for their already messed up family. David shares his thoughts on Nic's choices and speaks for all the other parents with the same story. If you aren't an addict but know or love someone who is and want to know how to help and react, read Beautiful Boy by David Sheff.
In the book Illegal Drugs, it explains the resoults of a study on if there is a drug abuse crisis, if there should be drug testing, and antidrug programs. The book states that there is a drug abuse crisis. Most emplyees agread that there should be drug testing. There is a drug abuse program called D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education).