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Tag Archives: Heroin Addiction
It is not uncommon for junkies to use dirty water to cook their heroin in. It’s absolutely frightening watching someone draw nasty water into their syringe from some discarded container found at the bottom of a stairwell.
I looked at John Lee as he plunged a needle deep into his groin, and I said, “you know John, there are only two endings to this story; one where you get clean and straighten out your life, and another where you die. He briefly looked up from what he was doing and replied, “you know what? you’re absolutely right.”
It’s very sad watching someone slowly kill themselves.
I ran into Ali today. His abscesses have gotten worse since the last time I saw him. Many addicts put off medical treatment because they are afraid of getting dope sick while in the hospital. From what I’ve been told, not all hospitals give addicts medication to help with their withdrawal symptoms.
How do we know that heroin addiction is a psychological issue rather than a criminal issue? Because anyone in their right mind would never do this to themselves:
The reason Ali’s leg is so swollen, is because it’s filled with puss and nasty infection. It smells like death when the puss flows out of an abscess. I’ve had that death-smell stick in my nose for several days.
This abscess is about two inches deep. Ali will lose his leg if he doesn’t take care of this.
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