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Heretics of Heroin

The heretics have noticed the helper. Monkeyboy on the Heretics of Heroin (on MSN, now gone?) discussion group had the following to say:

I thought you all might be interested at looking at this website I just came across. [HEROIN helper] is pub up by [Dr. H], a Portland (Ore.) physics professor who got into dope and has written The Little Book of Heroin (Ronin Press, 2000) and The Heroin User's Handbook (Loompanics, 2001) and will be publishing The Little Book of Opium with Ronin this fall. The web-site is kind of what http://www.herointimes.com/ could have been if it wasn't published by an essentially clueless recovering coke fiend. If anything, for my taste, [Dr. H] is perhaps a little too heroin-positive, though he certainly doesn't skate over the dangers. I just think he overestimates the degree to which most folks will be able to function as creative chippers and the likelihood that we are actually going to purify our street heroin with hydrochloric acid and ether. In any event, it's certainly worth a look see, and The Heroin User's Handbook is actually quite well done.

This is probably the best critique of this site we have yet seen. At a later time, we will respond to these charges. For now, we will just say that we do like to think the best of people and not the worst. As Thomas Szasz has pointed out, the War on Drugs assumes the worst of who we are--that none of us are in control of our actions, or at least, no more in control than a child.

by Dr. H © 2002


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