‘Beautiful Boy’ is unlike most other movies about addiction.
Leaving the theater, I felt like I did after my first Narcotics Anonymous meeting: understood, and far less alone.
The film chronicles a family's experience with a drug-addled teenager.
The heroin epidemic is dangerous, startling, and tragic. But it is far from hopeless. The solutions are in front of us, and research continues to provide more answers every day. We must be as focused and driven as the addicted brain: Implement the solutions. Now.