The Basketball Diaries - Study Guide Part 10 Summary & Analysis

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Jim is released from Riker's Island after serving only one month thanks to the successful intervention of his school's headmaster. On his first night home, he hangs out at Headquarters and one of his friends gets a syringe ready for him. Jim writes that he almost refuses, but finds it too difficult. He spends the rest of the night on the fire escape simply because there are no bars there to obstruct his view. Jim is glad to put the entire experience behind him. As much as Jim hated the time he spent at Riker's Island, he also knows that it did nothing to help him overcome his addiction.

After months of doing L.S.D., Jim finally has his first bad trip. He was supposed to meet some friends in the park, and when they don't show up; he decides to "go solo." After...

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