Alexander Raven || Age: || Condition: Oneiroid Syndrome & Alice in Wonderland Syndrome || FC:Ben Barnes
Alexander was a pretty normal kid for the most part. He wasn’t bullied at school (aside from a little teasing about his last name) and his home life was average. That is, until he started highschool. Then everything suddenly started to go downhill when his father lost his job. He became a raging alcoholic, and him and his mother often fought. Both of them started having extra-marital affairs and coming home everyday to such turbulence really took it’s toll on Alex. It was his first highschool party that everything changed. He tried weed for the first time, but that was only the start. He loved how the drugs took him away to a different reality where he could escape his life. As time went on, he started getting into harder and harder drugs and he started using them more an more often. It was rare to catch him at a moment where he wasn’t high. His parents obviously didn’t notice, being caught in their own problems.
This was when he started to experience hallucinations. At first, he thought it was just a new part of the high that he was experiencing, but then it became persistent even when he wasn’t high. He felt disconnected with his life, as if he was there but only watching himself do things. It frustrated him to think of whether he was living in reality or whether this was all just a dream. He solved this problem by taking more and more drugs, and soon the line between his delusions and reality blurred and he was unable to tell them apart. He’d have catatonic experiences where he couldn’t move and was stuck in the vivid land of his mind. Everything was just happening to him as he floated along, shrouded by his hallucinations. One day, a social service worker found him on the streets alone at midnight, obviously high and found that she had to take action. He was then promptly sent to Brookhaven Academy.