Dopesick

Dopesick

by

Beth Macy

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Christopher Waldrop Character Analysis

Christopher Waldrop is an opioid addict and the son of Jamie Waldrop. The death of his friend Colton Banks is one of many wake-up calls that causes Christopher to reevaluate his life and try to get clean. With the help of his mother and several expensive stints at rehab, he is ultimately able to stop using.
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Christopher Waldrop Character Timeline in Dopesick

The timeline below shows where the character Christopher Waldrop appears in Dopesick. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6
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...and her family end up paying more than $300,000 while attempting to treat her son Christopher. Jamie begins isolating herself so that her friends don’t ask her how her kids are... (full context)
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After two weeks into his first stay at a residential treatment center, Christopher learns that his good friend Colton Banks (son of Drenna Banks) has fatally overdosed. Colton... (full context)
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...the last and for the stigmas about addiction to be lifted. Later, she speaks to Christopher about how Colton wouldn’t want him to start using again. (full context)
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Christopher, however, does relapse. Jamie refuses to bail him out financially again. Instead, she takes him... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...the first to tell Perkins she wants in on his idea. Jamie Waldrop (mother of Christopher) is the second to join Perkins’s initiative. (full context)