Posted on: April 15, 2005 | Views: 67 | Comment
Patrick's only friend, Stan, becomes concerned about Patrick's well- being. After Stan speaks to Patrick's mother and extended family, they decide to intervene on Patrick's behalf.
The intervention culminates with Patrick being locked in his room and deprived of water.
Patrick struggles to understand his situation and explore addiction in the family... and the characteristics of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOAs). Though most audience members have never experienced addiction to a substance, everyone knows what it is like to be thirsty. In this way, the audience may more directly relate to the plight of the addict and make sense of the relative necessity of his actions.