Fear and Loathing...
Vice: Alcohol, marijuana, mescaline, LSD, ether, cocaine, and pills. What else you got?
Why? For journalism, that's why! (Disclaimer: No drugs were used in the writing of this box.)
How much? Enough to kill an elephant, or at least freak it the heck out
Enabler: His rumpled and overweight sidekick (Benicio Del Toro)
Rock bottom: This particular pit doesn't appear to have a bottom
Vice: Cocaine and marijuana
Why? Because it makes for a pretty good business
How much? Hundreds and hundreds of kilos, and a little off the top for himself
Enabler: His equally drug- and polyester-loving wife (Penélope Cruz)
Rock bottom: Prison, where the real-life George Jung is still serving his sentence
Vice: Opium, a.k.a. the classy Victorian-era version of heroin
Why? Like Sherlock Holmes, he finds chasing a high helps him chase killers
How much? At least a few pipefuls, or enough to induce crime- solving visions
Enabler: Jack the Ripper
Rock bottom: Probably the intentional fatal overdose
Pirates of the Caribbean
Why? With Keith Richards for a father, it's probably genetic
How much? Enough to cause perpetual slurring and swishy swashbuckling
Enabler: Penélope Cruz. Again. He really ought to stay away from her.
Rock bottom: Getting stranded on a remote island after Keira Knightley burns his supply
Alice in Wonderland
Why? Because coffee makes him jittery? Also, insanity due to mercury poisoning.
How much? Pot after pot, tea party after tea party
Enabler: The March Hare
Rock bottom: Realizing he's just a pawn to the Queen