Jim Goad writes:
So are the drugs really scarier these days, or are the kids maybe a little less hopeful? I’m not a kid, so I wouldn’t know.
What I have learned over the decades is that when the hangover lasts longer than the high, it’s time to stop. When the hangover involves necrosis and organ failure, it’s time to never start. Despite the wicked array of intoxicants I’ve imbibed over my life, the one line I’ve purposely never crossed is the hypodermic one. I’ve always felt that if you were so desperately unhappy that you needed to shoot drugs, you might as well grab a gun and shoot yourself.
I’ve done a lot of stupid things, but as I’ve said before, seeing this film clip as a teenager put me off ever trying heroin. Then working with a heroin addict cemented that.