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Dopefiend Excerpt: A Little Help From my Friends

“If I (pictured, left) got thrown out of the house,” I said, almost in a whisper, “I just slept on the couch over at Bud’s, or sometimes up at Mary and Frank’s (pictured, right)…”
R.I.P. Frank K.
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Dopefiend Excerpt: Sunday Celebrations at Rockford

Each week at Rockford, there was a Sunday celebration: families brought home-cooked meals, girlfriends appeared in tight jeans and teased hair, and sons mended family ties. Aaron (not pictured) and I (pictured, far right) never participated. He had a girlfriend … Continue reading Continue reading

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Dopefiend Excerpt: Joey and His Mom Celebrate Three Years Old

More than twenty years ago, I moved to New York City with less tan twenty dollars in my pocket to kick a heroin habit. I was leaving behind my beautiful three-year-old boy, who had his mother’s straw-colored hair and clear … Continue reading Continue reading

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