Archive for August, 2010

When I first started injecting drugs, I was under the misconception that the thinner the needle, the easier I would get my fix.  After all, a thin needle does less damage to the vein, and should be easier to get into a vein. To get a hit, an injecting drug user (IDU) has to get […]


“This is the 3rd message I’ve left, Raffi.  I don’t think you’re busy.  I think you no longer care for our friendship – I get the message.  I am really sorry you feel this way.” Amin, one of my best friends, left this message in my voicemail in the summer of 1996.  He hadn’t done […]