How a Father's Denial Enabled His Son's Drug Abuse

When journalist David Sheff wrote a 2005 article chronicling his son Nic's addiction to crystal meth, he received a flood of responses from both parents and addicts. He expanded that story to the book Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction, in which he candidly wrote about his own denial, even after finding pot in 12-year-old Nic's backpack. Watch as David opens up about his desperate attempt to reconnect by sharing a joint with his son and discusses the challenges of warning a child about drugs without sounding like a hypocrite.

Original airdate: April 10, 2008

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