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  • Man shoots son after catching him injecting heroin.

    MILWAUKEE (WISN/CNN) -- A Wisconsin man who admitted to shooting his son said he was fed up with his son's addiction to heroin. Richard Matte told police he just wanted to scare his 27-year-old son, Zak, by shooting at a wall. “I shot my son...
  1. Man shoots son after catching him injecting heroin.

    MILWAUKEE (WISN/CNN) -- A Wisconsin man who admitted to shooting his son said he was fed up with his son's addiction to heroin. Richard Matte told police he just wanted to scare his 27-year-old son, Zak, by shooting at a wall. “I shot my son in the arm on accident," Matte told a 911 dispatcher last month. Greenfield police arrested Matte after that blunt phone call. Matte told the dispatcher he was at his wit's end over his son's heroin abuse and snapped. "The bullet went through my...
  2. Heroin withdrawal!

    ok I am quitting heroin but I mess around once in awhile. I don't need help thru withdrawals or nothing. Pretty strong will. But I was wondering if I had gone thru withdrawals and it's been 8 days since last used if I smoked like one little hit would it throw me back thru withdrawals bad or would it not do much at all? Just curious as to what everyone else has experienced.
  3. Philip Seymour Hoffman Died 3 Years Ago Today, and the US Heroin Epidemic Continues

    Three years ago today, the general American public woke up to the heroin crisis surrounding them. That was the day Philip Seymour Hoffman died. On Feb. 2, 2014, playwright David Katz found the actor in his Manhattan apartment with a syringe in his left arm and eyeglasses on his head. When police arrived, they discovered 50 envelopes filled with what looked like heroin, as well as other empty bags, used syringes and prescription drugs. An autopsy later confirmed Hoffman died of an acute...
  4. Addiction and Self-Worth

    As many of the people reading this already know, after trying to use opium responsibly for a couple of years (mostly in the form of PST, but also, occasionally, smoked), I've allowed myself to become addicted to it. In Cocteau's Diary, he declares that some individuals are born to become addicted and that opium is less harmful than the malady it cures for these people. Was he right? Is this just how it is for some people? Is it even possible for me to feel okay (not even happy, really)...
  5. Insidious

    The hardest thing last time I did my rattle was that I genuinely missed the ritual of injecting. Putting everything in the pan, cooking it up, drawing it into the barrel. Then putting the tourniquet on, finding a nice vein and breaking the skin, pulling back on the plunger hoping you're in and you register blood, then... pushing down on it, slowly. Nothing but the sound of your breathing and the beat of your heart. And it hits you, the warm haze wrapping itself around, that sickly sweet...
  6. The Pipe Boy: Part Two

    This chapter was a little easier to write, since I wrote it from the perspective of the female character. It's a little, uh, kinkier than the first part, so you've been warned. The Pipe Boy: Part 2 Alana From the outside looking in, we look normal. Boring, even. No one, not even our families, knows our secret. I believe that Robert already told you the story of how met, didn’t he? When we first started talking to each other, there was a certain air of resignation, hopelessness, even, to...
  7. The Pipe Boy-more short fiction

    The Pipe Boy Every once in a while, the pressure became too much for me to bear. I had given up hope of ever finding real love, but a man has urges, you know? I really didn’t socialize much outside of work, and I mostly worked with other men, so I decided that to give online dating a try. Most of the searches for women in my city pulled up a depressing array of candidates who were either attractive but vapid-looking or bright but unappealing. Occasionally, I would meet some woman or other,...
  8. Reflections of a Modern Opium Smoker

    I should have known to expect it, this loneliness. The absolute solitude of the contemporary opium smoker. In fact, I did expect it, but in a remote, detached sense which in no way resembles the actual experience of smoking alone. In general, I tend to underestimate the importance of my own emotions, and the process by which I have begun smoking opium has been no different. When I started writing last year, I was convinced that the biggest hurdle that I would face was the lack of opium...
  9. Opiates of my world: An brief insight into my use of opiates

    Here is a diary entry my best friend sent to me. It reads: I am a single male, 27 years of age born in the great year of 87' from London, United Kingdom. The lover I refer to is not a woman, but of course alkaloids of all forms derived from the mystical opium poppy! In my early teenage years, I always had a fascination with drugs and pharmacology. The first and earliest exposure to the knowledge of psychoactive drugs being in existence was of course alcohol and tobacco. By the time...
  10. The Smoking Room-Short Fiction

    Hey, everybody. I originally posted this in the "sex and drugs" group a couple of months ago, but it occurred to me that most of the people who are interested in seeing what I write probably wouldn't be able to read it, since they aren't members of that group (duh). The theme and narrative style of this story are very similar to those in my novel. This story is my first attempt at writing from the masculine perspective (I'm trying to challenge myself creatively). I would absolutely love...
  11. The Idol

    You and I, an unequal pair. You, the sum of all beauty and pleasure; I, your unworthy supplicant, a frail creature of flesh and bone. Tomorrow you will forsake me, but tonight you are mine. Tonight, I will sacrifice myself upon your primordial altar, and I will take you inside of me. O Idol, my Dark Master, Unlock the closed doors of my heart so that I may live forever! In your velvet embrace, my Idol, I am home. I am no longer a prisoner of the world, with its endless petty aggravations; I...
  12. Suboxone Journal #6 ( New York State Hoops better JUMP )

    Am still doing well this time around with suboxone , even with all the hoops they are making me jump through. My doctor normally gives me a basic urine drug test at his office , my most recent visit I did not have to take one as I was told New York State was requiring suboxone patients to take a different kind of urine drug test. A few months ago I was told that my drug test was going to start costing me $150.00 per visit. Im not sure if this new requirement by new york state will be what...
  13. Sat Nov 23

    i finally got this blog but i have nothing i feel like writing about right now. i'm just burnt out at 10am. its the same thing every day basically. i must have smoked a whole oz since wednesday. that's gotta be a personal record. i still can't stop thinking about..
  14. Reflection on:"Is it ok to shoot up your son with IV drugs if he asks you to?

    My entry is the quoted response I had to a specific post. Why? Because I need to think about this some more. Question for this topic was asked too long ago for me to expect answers are still being considered, but, I was struck hard enough by the thread to comment *anyway*. and my comment is both long to excess and short on "seems to me"'s and "just my opinion"'s. Most striking to me was the OP's impressive composure and engaging authenticity when responding to, imo, inflammatory...
  15. BUSTED. Be Cool and Pray, Part 1.

    The taxi reached fulcrum point at the end of Main City Bridge. It's called fulcrum point because that's where everything tipped over. Here, a man in sunglasses was directing traffic. He directed the taxi into it's own special lane, whereupon big white jeeps maneuvered to box it in. A commotion of moustachioed men with the better grade of polyester shirt swarmed the car. The back doors flew open and three men seized Tractor Mike. They were screaming about a "Mr Ali." Mr Ali? What...
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