Dopesick

Dopesick

by

Beth Macy

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Jordan “Joey” Gilbert Character Analysis

Joey is a friend of Tess’s who dies young of an overdose. Her death is particularly tragic because she wanted treatment but had to wean herself off MAT so that the treatment facility would accept her. Her death highlights the sometimes-fatal consequences of medical bureaucracy in the U.S. Joey’s funeral also forces Patricia to imagine what things would be like if her daughter, Tess, were the one in the coffin instead.

Jordan “Joey” Gilbert Quotes in Dopesick

The Dopesick quotes below are all either spoken by Jordan “Joey” Gilbert or refer to Jordan “Joey” Gilbert. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Poverty as an Obstacle to Recovery  Theme Icon
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Chapter 11 Quotes

I just left goodwill, can you please transfer $4 so I can get a pack of cigarettes please?

Related Characters: Jordan “Joey” Gilbert (speaker), Tess Henry, Patricia Mehrmann
Page Number: 245
Explanation and Analysis:
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Jordan “Joey” Gilbert Character Timeline in Dopesick

The timeline below shows where the character Jordan “Joey” Gilbert appears in Dopesick. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 10
Poverty as an Obstacle to Recovery  Theme Icon
The Value of Science Theme Icon
...social media account that Tess forgot to sign out of. One of Tess’s friends, Jordan “Joey” Gilbert, talks about success with naltrexone, before switching to buprenorphine because of naltrexone’s high cost. (full context)
Chapter 11
Poverty as an Obstacle to Recovery  Theme Icon
Cycles of History Theme Icon
Fighting the Medical Establishment Theme Icon
At the Hope Initiative, attention now turns from Tess to Tess’s friend Joey, who is in a similar situation. Joey tries to appear sober but continues to use... (full context)
Poverty as an Obstacle to Recovery  Theme Icon
Cycles of History Theme Icon
Joey is nearly through her weaning before rehab but she’s struggling. She calls her parents, who... (full context)
Poverty as an Obstacle to Recovery  Theme Icon
Cycles of History Theme Icon
At the memorial service, Patricia is moved by Joey’s family. She can’t help wondering how she would feel if it were Tess’s funeral instead... (full context)