The Most Disturbing Moments In Euphoria Season 2
In Episode 5, Rue escapes her family and gets chased by the police while suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms — abdominal pain, nausea, fever, and muscle weakness. To get her next fix, she lies to his friends, breaks into random houses, and steals jewelry, cash, and other valuables to pay off some of her debt to Laurie. She almost gets run over, causes several accidents, and crashes house parties but manages to get away without getting caught. She’s as desperate and destructive as a drug addict can get.
Although it’s immensely entertaining to watch her ruin half the city, Levinson doesn’t romanticize her addiction in the slightest. Eventually, she’ll have to face the repercussions of her actions and the most unbearable withdrawal symptoms imaginable. And in the end, she seeks help from one of the worst and most dangerous people possible.
If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).