ROLE OF ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE NOVEL?

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Re: ROLE OF ADDICTION AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN THE NOVEL?

Post by prinjeh18 » 09 Jul 2018, 03:30

Nice question! My observation is they are hurting themselves out of self denial. Though, they did it to cope their bad situation, still it is not just the reason alone to do so.

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 13 Jul 2018, 00:03

It's a relief from reality. Gives you a break from worrying about things that are really going on.

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Post by Stanley Ann » 14 Jul 2018, 01:41

Addiction to drug and substance abuse serves as a balm of healing emotional feelings of people in this story.

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Post by Bukari » 14 Jul 2018, 03:55

I have two opinions of this topic, the first one is that people who are addicted to substances can get redemption or hope which could help them overcome their addiction. On the other side, people who are psychologically weak could also endulge themselves into substance abuse if they careless.
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