Note: I originally published on TheFix.com in January 2012 under a pseudonym. Since that time, there’s been a surge on Fentanyl-related deaths, with the unfortunate demise of Philip Seymour Hoffman this weekend putting the deadly narcotic in the spotlight. I originally wrote this essay to tell my story, now I’m sharing it as a public service: Fentanyl is a drug that isn’t just relegated to people in poor, urban areas, and the next life it takes could be a family member’s, a friend’s, or your own.
Here’s a good tip for what not to do after graduating from college if you don’t want to get addicted to opioids: do not go on Craigslist’s “For Sale” section and search for “pain.”
Honestly, you just graduated from college, why are you trying to buy more pain? You can’t afford the pain you are in already, because you don’t have health insurance and also because you are in $40,000 of debt. What are you, some kind of masochist?
Also, don’t search for “pain” in Craigslist’s seller section (feel free to search for it on Missed Connections), because you might end up buying pharmaceutical grade heroin from a quadriplegic at Coney Island (true story).
We can’t believe we have to explicitly sound this out for some of you dummies, but bragging about your expansive weed collection on YouTube isn’t going to lead to anything good. (Remember this guy? #TBT)
Ask William Bradley, a Connecticut man who was arrested Monday after police discovered his video channel of the myriad of drugs he was collecting.
In his first press conference since his daughter publicly revealed her struggle with drugs and depression, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio praised Chiara de Blasio’s decision to open up and encourage others battling addiction to seek help.
Ms. de Blasio revealed the information in an emotional Christmas Eve video, which Mr. de Blasio said today he couldn’t be more proud of.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s 19-year-old daughter, Chiara de Blasio, released a video today acknowledging her struggle with long-rumored substance abuse problems.
In the video, which was sent via email, Chiara talks about her battle with clinical depression, which she said spurred a reliance on drugs and alcohol.
Having exorcised the hedonistic Limelight nightclub’s drugged out demons, the former Episcopal church at 656 Avenue of the Americas is set to become a branch of exercise chain David Barton Gym.
Rumors that DBG was cruising the Chelsea location have circulated for months, but the gym has confirmed the news on its Facebook page. And The Commercial Observer has learned that Scott Edlitz, a retail specialist who joined Colliers International just last month, brokered the 19,000-square-foot deal on behalf of the tenant. Daniel Iwanicki represented the landlord, Ashkenazy Acquisition Corporation, in-house. The new location will open next fall.
DADDY DRUG CARE
New York City’s efforts to fire what it calls the “heroin teacher” received a setback this week that has Mayor Michael Bloomberg fuming.
Pacifier? Check. Diapers? Check. A Kilo of Coke? Check.
Kids just need more and more stuff these days.
Following a raid on a Bronx day care center, cops discovered at least a kilo of cocaine, 1,000 Oxycodone pills and $20,000 in cash.
Investigators raided Fun World Childcare at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday after Read More
Work Hard Pray Hard
Sorry, is that plural? Crazy Clowns? Whatever it is, please stop smoking it as it’s making the youth of today fall into seizures and stop breathing.
Kind of makes you wish for the days of bath salts, doesn’t it?
One ring of alleged Brooklyn drug dealers weren’t willing to break just any law — only the Earthly ones.
Five men from Sheepshead Bay allegedly outed themselves as slingers when they mass texted their customers announcing they’d be shuttered for Shabbat, the Daily News reported. According to an indictment made public earlier today, Read More
Ex-Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis was arraigned today in Manhattan federal court on charges she sold hundreds of prescription pills illegally, hours after her “stunned” campaign consultant urged her to drop out of the comptroller’s race.
Ms. Davis, who claims to have arranged prostitutes for ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and is now running against him for city-wide office, was arrested yesterday after allegedly selling hundreds of prescription pills, including amphetamine, alprazolam and carisoprodol, to a co-operating FBI witness, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.