Painkillers and alcohol.

In this week’s “The Young and the Restless” Throwback Thursday Soaps.com takes readers back to around the late 1980s, early 1990s when Nikki Newman first became addicted to painkillers and alcohol…

Nikki recently fell off the wagon and has found herself a new Genoa City drinking buddy named Maureen, Stitch and Kelly’s mom. Her addiction began years ago and consisted of painkillers with a chaser of vodka, her drink of choice. Jack and Victor fought over Nikki on more than one occasion. In fact, when Jack found out that Victor planned to propose to Nikki yet again, he beat him to it and married her first.

Victor, who held control of Jabot, offered to relinquish it back to the Abbotts if Jack divorced Nikki. Jack loved Nikki but agreed to Victor’s deal in order to bring the company back to his father. Not only did Victor get Nikki, he kept control of Jabot by fooling Jack with a loophole in the contract. Jack was soon faced with more devastation when Nikki turned out to be pregnant with his child but miscarried after an accident. The accident left her with chronic back pain, which led to her addiction.

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