Who is this Button for?
Any needle artist injecting anything into their veins without official medical supervision.
Junkies and other losers.
Spend a little more for purity and clean needles.
Be proud of your ability to locate veins that would turn any doctor green with...uh...envy.
Feel sanguine about outliving most of your friends.
The Sickness is drug addiction and I was an addict for fifteen years. When I say addict I mean an addict to junk (generic term for opium and/or derivatives including all synthetics from Demerol to palfium. I have used junk in many forms: morphine, heroin, delaudid, eukodal, pantopon, diocodid, diosane, opium, demerol, dolophine, palfium. I have smoked junk, eaten it, sniffed it, injected it in vein-skin-muscle, inserted it in rectal suppositories. The needle is not important. Whether you sniff it smoke it eat it or shove it up your ass the result is the same: addiction.
(William S. Burroughs, Deposition: Testimony concerning a sickness. 1959)
Something to consider
Total loss is a distinct possibility, as is total recovery.
- Users who get high on a combination of heroin and cocaine.
- Users whose first love is cocaine but need heroin to come down.
- The art of putting a needle in a vein in order to extract blood is known as phlebotomy.