Vein Man

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Who is this Button for?

Any needle artist injecting anything into their veins without official medical supervision.

Speedballers[1] and Snowballers[2]

Junkies and other losers.

Provocative Suggestions

Spend a little more for purity and clean needles.

Be proud of your ability to locate veins[3] 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.



  1. Users who get high on a combination of heroin and cocaine.
  2. Users whose first love is cocaine but need heroin to come down.
  3. The art of putting a needle in a vein in order to extract blood is known as phlebotomy.