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Stuck Like Chuck
February 4, 2005 5:47 PM   Subscribe

Stuck Like Chuck - A Philadelphia writer's sad, brief but captivating observations of another's seemingly constant return to self-destruction; in turn, unflinchingly relating his own struggle.
posted by AlexReynolds (10 comments total)

 
Excellent read, Alex.
posted by jperkins at 6:12 PM on February 4, 2005


thanks for posting this.
posted by quonsar at 6:50 PM on February 4, 2005


$100k? I just find it so hard to belive that someone could really blow $100k on drugs one year, and then flee without any hope of getting anything like that again. Ah well.
posted by delmoi at 7:28 PM on February 4, 2005


Reminds me of 'Go Ask Alice'.

I could string together a bunch of cliches about drug use too, but I won't.
posted by item at 7:43 PM on February 4, 2005


Sometime ago I lost the ability to have pity for people who start taking a lot of drugs. That's probably more a problem with me, but oh well.
posted by xmutex at 8:57 PM on February 4, 2005


Sometime ago I lost the ability to have pity for people who start taking a lot of drugs. That's probably more a problem with me, but oh well.

Sometime ago I stopped trying to understand how some refuse to apprehend the disease concept of drug addiction.
posted by DuoJet at 9:48 PM on February 4, 2005


An odd article that has a lot in it to pause and consider; not unlike a wall that has been nicely canvased in art.
posted by buzzman at 11:10 PM on February 4, 2005


Is a lack of willpower really a disease?

I think that for a lot of people, especialy these 'junkies' it's just that they have nothing else to hope for, nothing else to get enjoyment out life. It's an economic problem more then anything else.

ITS ALL BUSH'S FAULT!

anyway, it's not the drugs, it's the war on drugs. If these people could get cheap heroin at walmart along with their cigaretts this wouldn't even be an issue. Smoking cigs is worse then morphine for your health anyway. (heroin is morhine with two acital groups which make it easier to get through the blood-brain barrier)

/very drunk.
posted by delmoi at 12:38 AM on February 5, 2005


anyway, this thread reminded me that I havn't taken drugs in a while. I thin I'll take some of those shrooms...

If anybody needs me, I'll be on another world.
posted by delmoi at 12:39 AM on February 5, 2005


Powerful stuff. A good friend is a recovering addict and has stories like Chuck's. Reminded me too of some bad ol' days of my own. To echo Q, thanks for posting this.
posted by moonbird at 7:11 AM on February 5, 2005


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