The same can be said for the other three addicts followed during the plot of the movie: Harry and his girlfriend Marion view drug dealing as a way to gain enough money to open a fashion store for Marion, while Tyrone, a friend of Harry's, sees it as a way to make his mother proud by escaping the streets. Drug use, meanwhile, is an escsape from the stress and cruelty of the reality they inhabit. The movie takes a prevalent social problem and humanizes it, giving the viewer a firm grasp on the symbolic interactionist perspective of drug
I went to the emergency room because I felt sick to my stomach and I was dizzy so they checked my glucose level because diabetes runs on both sides of my family. Dizziness and sick to the stomach are symptoms of diabetes. So they checked my sugar and it was 459. So they drew blood to do some test on me and when the results came back they told me I was a type two diabetic. So saying all of that I can’t eat or drink anything with sugar in it.
It wasn’t long before George and Mirtha had a little girl. Through out the entire film mirtha and George are heavily addicted to cocaine. After time it was becoming harder and harder for George to sell his drugs so the money became scarce. Soon after that Mirtha left him and took their child Kristina. This started a custody war over their daughter.
Junior believes it has to do with depression, when he says, “I suppose he is depressed” and “I suppose the whole family is depressed” (40). He realizes that when he says, “we all look for ways to make the pain go away” (107). Some people that suffer from depression lock themselves in either the basement or “run away to get drunk” (150), like his sister and father. According to Junior everyone is depressed in the Rez, that is the reason why so many Indians become alcoholics, to flush away their pain. Junior's father “drinks his pain away” (107).
The movie’s characters also describe the feeling of euphoria heroin gives them and all agree there is noting that can compare hence why they continue to use. The main character contuially going to court. He goes from heroin to cocaine. Scence when ex-drug user goes to a job interview on cocaine. I think its odd how he is trying to better his life by quitting drugs and getting a job but uses cocaine to perk himself up for the interview.
Andie’s family members, friends, and boyfriend also see the changes in her personality throughout the movie. They notice how her attitude changes, and the loss in body weight. Andie faints twice during her competitions. At the end of the movie Andie joins a therapy/support group where she is encouraged to eat as part of the therapy. Contrary to popular belief, anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric eating disorder that has plagued mankind (both men and women) long before modern social-media took a foothold within society.
“… Who was it that wrote to the chemist saying his wife was a prostitute? And who was it that gave the lollipop man a nervous breakdown?” We also learn that the ‘kiddy’ has died of Leukemia and that the ‘couple opposite’ were actually going to visit him in the hospital every night. She then is given a suspended sentence and has to get regular visits from social workers, both of whom Miss Ruddock doesn’t like. You would think Miss Ruddock would redeem herself, instead Miss Ruddock continues to write letters this time to report the policeman whom she thinks is having an affair with the woman in ‘no. 56’.
Fight Club is narrated by an unnamed man who, after a combination of stress and dissatisfaction with his consumerist lifestyle begins to experience horrible insomnia. When seeing a doctor, he is told that if he “wanted to see real pain, [he] should swing by First Eucharist on a Tuesday night” to sit in on support groups for terminal illnesses (Palahniuk 9). After visiting a group he sleeps well, and begins attending more, ultimately posing as one of the sick to vent his emotions. This strategy works until he runs into another imposter named Marla Singer. Seeing Marla at every group upsets the Narrator, and he can’t sleep.
She was first admitted to the hospital after she slit her wrists with a knife; this is the time she had become despondent, irritable, and out of control at home. The night before our interview, she had slammed her hand against the wall in an outburst of anger and frustration stating “I can’t stand it anymore” (Oster and Montgomery 41). Depression is defined as mood changes and other behaviors that are categorized from a small-scale sadness to extreme feelings of sorrow and thoughts to commit suicide (Oster and Sarah 43). In teenagers it occurs frequently and around a period in their lives when their identity begins to change. This tends to occur at a time when both males and females are trying to be unique from their parents, have gender and sexuality issues, and are making decisions for their well being.
It results in different consequences at the social, economic, legal and health level. Drug abuse slowly kills the social life of a teen, tearing apart his family, friendships and relationships with other people. Without help, the teen can wind up alone, with the drug being his only "friend." A lot of young people are suffering from health issues because of drug and alcohol abuse. Young people are experiencing weight gain, hangovers, high blood pressure, a depressed immune system, cancer, liver disease, alcohol poisoning and heart respiratory failure because of alcohol.