What are some reasons Nic turns to drugs? What are his insecurities? How do drugs help him escape them?
I just finished Beautiful Boy and read Tweak earlier this year. The viewpoint from the father's perspective is more fresh in my mind. I think that it would have been difficult for him to deal with his mom and dad living in two different locations. I also think that it would have been difficult to live with his dad and a new wife when they had additional shared children/siblings, where he possibly never felt completely a part of the family in the same way. I think he may have been exposed to some situations when he was younger when his father was dating (think I remember that from the book Tweak). I also watched a segment online that said he was later diagnosed with Bipolar disorder so probably some or a good portion was self-medicating for a mental health condition that was not diagnosed.