As time passes, Jim's situation becomes worse. It looks like he will never escape his drug addiction. One night, after hallucinating on the basketball court where he played as a youth and passing out in the snow, he blacks out and wakes up, presumably days later, in the home of Reggie, an older acquaintance with whom he previously enjoyed playing one-on-one basketball. Jim attempts to leave, but Reggie prevents this. He eventually tells Jim that he is a recovering drug addict and has been in Jim's situation. Jim acquieces to the offer of help, and endures the process of withdrawal over several days. However, upon leaving, he relapses, finally ending up incarcerated, where he goes clean. The final scene of the movie is a recovered Jim sitting on a stool on a nightclub stage, reciting his life story.