A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.
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[after Richie has stumbled home high on reds and pot, Carol turns to George
What's wrong with him?
Same thing as always.
[walks down the hall to Richie's room, not seeing him, finds hidden panel in closet leading to cubbyhole where Richie is withdrawing... George grabs him and hauls him out
Go away! Go away! Leave me alone! STOP IT! STOP IT!
[Richie runs out sobbing and into Carol's arms... she leads him out of the room while George destroys the cubbyhole's contents