Marijuana: Friend to the Dying Peter is an AIDS patient. The violent nausea caused by the handfuls of pills he must take every day prevents anything he eats from staying down. Even the pill to calm the vomiting won't stay in his stomach long enough to take effect. He has lost nearly forty pounds and is unrecognizable, even to himself. He has given up on life, and he dreads each day because of the pain and the sorrow it brings.
Many of the people that experience PTSD relive the horrifying experience that caused the disorder, Xavier relives a lot of the horrors from his time in the Great War as he makes his way home. Re-experiencing all this makes sleeping nearly impossible for him, it impedes his ability to heal both mentally and physically, and overall makes him sicker. Xavier is experiencing shell shock from his time in the war; he is seeing his dead friends, becoming addicted to morphine and is very withdrawn towards Niska and a lot of
Kurt had secretly suffered from an illness that caused severe stomach pains for more that seven years, which caused him to contemplate suicide almost everyday. This constant abdominal pain led to deep "melancholic depression verging of schizophrenia, and frequent bouts of narcolepsy" (Kurt Kobain's Obituary). Doctors were of no help to him, so he found escape in heroin. For years he fought his addiction, but compared to the severe stomach pains, heroin was unimportant (Kurt Kobain's Obituary). Kurt Cobain's wife, Courtney Love, and their daughter, Frances, brought some real happiness into his life.
When Mary was pregnant with Edmund she was consuming drugs, which made him become hooked to morphine as a little child. Edmund’s life has been very complicated because of his parents. Throughout this play, Edmund gets tuberculosis, which he blames his father drinking problem and his mother drug addiction. Mary always seems to blame Edmund for her drug addiction because he caused her horrible pain through child labor. Every single time Mary is on drugs, she seems to always rant how much she regrets marrying James.
But she believes Sheen’s problems are deep-seated. The degree of mania for Sheen is almost caricature, because it’s such an extreme it’s such an extreme case of bipolar disorder,’ she said. The condition is marked by mood swinging between manic and depression. ” (Brown 6) Being in the public eye drove Charlie Sheen over the edge and cost him to lose it all. He was addicted to drugs, lost his family and job because he could not handle the pressure.
Drugs have greatly affected the life of my cousin who has been an addict for the last ten years. He is 28 years old, and has been addicted to multiple substances. But the most difficult substance for him to abandon is heroin. I have watched my cousin who was once full of life and energy, become a man who is unhappy and desperate. Watching someone who is so distracted and concerned with something that will eventually kill him is incomprehensible.
Around the peak of Fall Out Boy’s career, Wentz was abusing Xanax and Klonopin like it was candy. Even if he tried to cut back once Bronx was born, when the hiatus began he relapsed badly. "I was probably physically and mentally addicted," Wentz says. "It started from insomnia and anxiety from flying, then it spiraled.” Wentz was paranoid all the time, even had his house checked for bugs; he was scared of everything (Fall Out Boy: Life After Emo). It was like there was no escape, his life was a constant nightmare.
Dr. Jekyll got addicted to this potion and slowly he started lose control of himself. This potion also took his life. Robert Downey also had the mental illness. He was so much into drugs, he started to forget the things that happened to him. He was really addicted to drugs.
When beginning to understand this dilemma of love vs. drug addiction and withdrawal, the answer lies back to when Saining first introduced heroin to Hong. When she tries heroin for herself, she believed that the drug was horrible and decided she disliked it. The first instance of this unbalanced wavelength level is noted when Saining decides to kick his heroin habit. “He took to spending long hours outside the balcony, sitting motionless and looking out. This solitude was more than I could stand, and I joined him and we watched it all together, the chaotic street below.
Alcohol had always left an impression in his life through the good and the bad he was known to be an alcoholic. Alcohol intoxication was clearly the cause of death for Edgar Allan Poe. Poe was found delirious off in a ditch almost a week after he had gone missing. There is proof that Poe was an alcoholic the letters that were found between him and his cousin stated that though he wished he could, he wished that he could stop drinking but it seemed as though he needed alcohol in his life. Another cause for Poe’s addiction was definitely concurring due to the loss of his parents along with the loss of the love of his life, his cousin.