|Side Quest: High Times|
|Go to the Old Mormon Fort in Freeside and find a doctor named Julie Farkas.|
|Julie asks you find two men, Jacob Hoff and Bill Ronte, and save them from their addictions so they may once again help Freeside.|
|After talking to them, you find both Bill and Jacob are addicted to Dixon's chems. Remove the addiction problem somehow.|
|Eliminate the problem at its source, Dixon. This can be done through a Speech check of 35, a bribe of 100 caps, or through shotgun diplomacy.|
|Talk to Jacob again and help solve his problem.|
|Bring him 10 doses of Fixer to help him clean up.||Pass a Science check of 50 to lower his request to a combination of Fixer, Psycho, and Buffout.||Passing a Speech check of 50 will convince Jacob to clean up on his own.|
|Speak to Bill again.|
|Bill will ask for 2 doses of Fixer, one bottle of whiskey and a RadAway.||A successful Science (50) check means you only need 2 Fixers and the whiskey.||Passing a Speech check of 50 will convince Bill to clean up on his own.|
|Return to Julie.|
|Reward: 500 XP and Followers fame|
Speak to Julie Farkas. She is a doctor with the Followers of the Apocalypse at The Old Mormon Fort. During dialogue with the Courier, Julie mentions two men who are addicted and asks the player character to find Bill Ronte and Jacob Hoff and help them. Agreeing will begin the quest.
Bill Ronte is located in Freeside, in an abandoned house located across the street from the Silver Rush. He will tell you about how only Dixon's alcohol will calm his addiction, and that the withdrawal symptoms are too strong to quit.
Jacob Hoff is found in the crumbled building across from Mick & Ralph's. He is sitting on the ground directly forward as you enter the building. He will say he feels young and strong when he takes Dixon's chems, and that it's too hard to quit.
After speaking to at least one of the addicts, speak with Dixon (the source of the addicts' problems). He is found outside of Mick and Ralph's store, near where Jacob is found. After a Speech check of 35, Dixon will agree to leave the addicts alone. The Courier can also bribe Dixon with 300 caps or kill him. A Speech option to attack him makes him aggressive, so killing him will not affect Karma. Then they can approach the men and help them deal with their problem.
Jacob will ask for ten doses of Fixer to help him clean up, but passing a Science check of 50 allows a combination of Fixer, Psycho, and Buffout instead, or passing a Speech check of 50 will result in Jacob cleaning up on his own.
Bill can be convinced to head to the Old Mormon Fort with a Speech check of 50. However, if the player character tells him "You won't be seeing Dixon anymore," a dialogue option involving detoxing with two doses of Fixer, Whiskey, and RadAway will appear. A Science 50 check can be passed to skip the RadAway. The 50 Speech check to go to the fort can then be used to gain experience from both skill checks.
Also, take note that several Freeside thugs may spawn after sending each addict to the Mormon Fort; letting the addicts die may negatively impact the rewards of the quest.
After speaking with both men, return to Julie Farkas at the Old Mormon Fort. She will thank the Courier for helping the men and offer them a discount on her services. They will also be able to get one free stimpak, Fixer, or RadAway every 24 game hours from Julie. This will finish the quest.
Finishing this quest is one of the possible ways to convince Arcade Gannon to join the player character as a companion.
Behind the scenes
When a person takes drugs to get to a satisfying point, it gives them a "high." That is why the quest is called High Times.