The Basketball Diaries is a film based on the autobiography of the same name by Jim Carroll, the main character. It focuses on Jim and his friends, Mickey (Mark Wahlberg), Neutron (Patrick McGaw) and Pedro (James Madio), who are all junkies. Their last names are never mentioned in the film. Their drug addictions were first started with sniffing glue. It eventually leads to cocaine and heroin. Although it's not quite accurate to the book, most of it is right. You can actually see the whole movie on YouTube if you type in "the basketball diaries", but the title is in another language, so don't get fooled. My personal favorite scene is "I'll Be A Good Boy" where he's begging his mother for money. So convincing. Go watch it!