January 06, 2010
Junkies are people, too, guys. And, thankfully, the city of New York is recognizing that by publishing, with (oh, yes) government money, a "how-to" guide for heroin addicts. The pamphlet, including useful tips on how to find the vein and the best way to heat the drug, cost New Yorkers about $32,000. And, sure, $32k is hardly astronomical in government terms, but really?
Of course, the move has its defenders. They're helping people to not die from heroin, you know. After all, there's a safer way to inject a fatal, highly addictive drug. Motherfuck me with the rod of stupid right through the nose - I never would have thought! Thank goodness that someone took the time to teach me how to inject heroin safely.
I think this guy from the DEA sums it up best:
"I think tips provided in the pamphlet are not good in terms of preventing anyone from going down the road. It's enabling a user, or potential user. It implies you can use heroin in a safe manner, which is false. There is no safe way to use heroin," said John Gilbride, special agent in the field division of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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