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Drugs as an Escape

  • 17 Jun 2019 2:14 PM
    Message # 7584097
    Britainey Cooper (Administrator)

    What are some reasons Nic turns to drugs? What are his insecurities? How do drugs help him escape them?

  • 24 Jun 2019 12:47 PM
    Reply # 7639958 on 7584097

    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. 

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