As an addict I let Percocet and Xannies relax me
Percocets are a variant of Oxycodone and Xannies are an anti-anxiety, both of these being an approved drug in the US, and as Earl was an addict — these are the perfect methods of relaxation!
Earl’s saying this in past tense, he’s not using Percocets and Xannies to calm himself down anymore. After clearing his head in Samoa, he’s ready to unleash his full potential. The next line is a warning.
The tense here is ambiguous. It is not entirely clear whether he has left these things behind or plans to continue to do them. He might have left it open for interpretation intentionally.
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