The End of the Tour : Was Wallace an addict?

Was Wallace an addict?

Was he a heroin addict? Trying to find more information on this. Thanks in advance.

Re: Was Wallace an addict?

As to all I've heard about, there is no concrete answer. It could go either way. Take it as you will. I think he was.

Re: Was Wallace an addict?

Maybe the alcohol but certainly not do any other drugs. He made that quite clear at the very end of the movie when Jesse pressed him on it. Such a brilliant man

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Does it really even matter?

Re: Was Wallace an addict?

He made it clear he was an alcoholic at one point but chose to fight to put it behind him.

It matters only to some stupe grinding out a thesis based on recycling other thesis for a degree requirement or tenure. Easier than showing some originality or new insight on his ideas, I suppose.

I don't know everything. Neither does anyone else

Re: Was Wallace an addict?

He admitted to alcohol and drugs, but denied being a heroin addict. However, he did admit to using acid, cocaine and black tar heroin, plus marijuana consumption. Apparently though he used heroin, he didn't consider himself addicted specifically to that one drug. Several interviews prior to his death confirmed these facts. In addition to the drug and alcohol abuse, he was severely mentally ill and was institutionalized several times. So, he most likely tried to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol... which of course made his mental and emotional issues worse, as they so often do.

Re: Was Wallace an addict?

I never understood why people are interested in that. He came across more like an ex teahead. Unfortunately he left us in the same manner that Robin Williams did.

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Dude, you shouldn't be "outing" former 12-Steppers, dead or not, that's *beep* up. What do you think the second "A" stands for? For this you are legitimately a prick, sorry.

"Do you want to give him a kiss?"

Re: Was Wallace an addict?

Well, he's dead so I don't think it really matters at this point.

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No, its still strongly discouraged to out an AA member after his or her death, especially without the permission of the family:

A.A. members generally think it unwise to break the anonymity of the member even after his or her death, but in each situation, the final decision must rest with the family.... Respect the right of other members to maintain their own anonymity at whatever levels they wish.

http://www.aa.org/assets/en_US/p-47_understandinganonymity.pdf

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Ehh, maybe that's to discourage people from knowing how AA doesn't really work.

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Thank you!

"Do you want to give him a kiss?"

Re: Was Wallace an addict?

I removed the AA comment but in the meantime enjoy a message DFW left on an old fashioned answering machine in 1996.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dCeE-G4dMLY

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