Activity Check 12 - Alternate Reality
Lena death’s haunted Carter, and while he wasn’t responsible for her death, he felt guilty. Before everything went to sh*t, Carter had a die-hard coke habit, but was in denial about his addiction. Lena nearly finished top ten percent in her medical school class, yet she was influenced easily. Lena’s mother blamed Carter for her death, regardless if he had a hand it in or not. He did admit that she was a problem, but he would never have wished for the death of his son’s mother. After Lena’s overdose, Carter spiraled in the wrong direction. His coke problem only grew worse. Most of the time, anyone who saw Carter, also saw a bottle in his hands at most times. Oddly enough, as much as he cared for his son, he hadn’t been there for him during these last few months. He wanted to be around to see his son grow up, but if he didn’t get to rehab soon, he would probably never see him again.
That wasn’t even the worst of it. Carter had operated on an A-list celeb and almost disfigured her face during the surgery, since he wasn’t operating while sober. If it wasn’t for his father’s money and reputation, he would have lost his license. Did it really matter, though? He spent most of his time holed up in his condo, which was filled with used booze bottles and drugs. Most mornings, he woke up to a random naked girl in his bed. His behavior made him the topic of gossip amongst the medical community, and it quickly made its way to his mother. If he didn’t move back to New York and get clean, he was going to be cut off from his family’s money. If that happened, he wouldn’t be able to afford his bills.