Later that day, Tim wanted to take the pill again, just to gain that feeling once more.
I wanna feel relaxed and carefree once again!
To prolong the good feeling, Tim decided to fight the urge to sleep. This was a bad idea.
I'm seeing things. I feel really lightheaded too!
Tim tried to go back upstairs to his room to sleep. He felt really dizzy and couldn't walk straight so he had no choice to stay awake on the couch. He almost fell several times and got injured, which is common for sleeping pill abusers.
Oh no...oh no, I'm gonna fall! I might injure myself!
By abusing the pill more and more, Tim was able to feel less dizzy, lightheaded, and uncoordinated, and indulge in that feeling. His overuse had some consequences. He was really a different person.
I can't think at all! My parents are gonna kill me! Why am I so forgetful and slow?
Tim's new "friends" kept on pressuring him to give them pills. In addition to this emotional stress, the chronic diarrhea he developed was bothering him too.
GIVE US THE ZOMBIE PILLS! WE NEED CHILL PILLS TO CHILL, YOU KNOW.
FINE! WHY ARE YOU SO MEAN TO ME?
OW MY STOMACH!
He also developed a frequent burning sensation in his arms and legs. Even though he knew this, he still walked home because his decision-making abilities had deteriorated.
I FEEL SO STUPID! I'm in so much discomfort I can't walk!