"Half of these guys don't got no mom, either they was crack heads, dope fiends
, boosters or something," said a man who would only identify himself as a member of the Black Disciples.
THE HEAT IS ON: Rogen and Franco; DOPE FIENDS
UNDER THREAT: Seth Rogen and James Franco defend themselves; GETTING IT TAPED: Danny R McBride
And in true Stooges fashion, Iggy and the Ashetons beat the legacy into submission, supplanting the image of self-mutilating dope fiends
with that of anarchistic musicians creating a whole, fresh new mess.
"The risk of kids who have properly diagnosed ADHD taking stimulants and becoming dope fiends
is no different than [it is for] kids who do not have ADHD.
Blasher was a heroin addict; he got so accustomed to puncturing himself that he did his own tattoos, with India ink, faded now, reminding him of that chapter in his life when he would "mutilate myself." He was arrested one night, with his younger brother and a friend after a residential burglary, "three dope fiends
out to get money for dope."
For its first decade Synanon remained centered in Santa Monica and grew rapidly by inducting "dope fiends
" referred to it by public agencies.
Danford was the kind of "victim" championed by the White Cross, which struggled to introduce the public to representations of "normal" addicts: ordinary working people who were not "dope fiends
." Maintenance advocates, after all, could not make the predatory "dope fiend
," the sinister poster child of repressive policy, represent the possibility of benign (or less than catastrophic) opiate dependence any more than pension advocates could use an old soak of a tramp to advertise the Social Security Act.
One of Merriam's informants talked with two "sporting women and dope fiends
," and commented that it was hard to get any drugs at present.
"The Catholics are right, the Christian Scientists are right, the Methodists are right, the drunkards are right, the dope fiends
of all kinds are right, but for some of us the dope must be good and strong and shot into the arm.
Various uncles and aunts, most of them addicts like his mother, inhabit the rest of the building; the hallways are heavily trafficked by dope fiends
. When DeAndre ends up on the corner, slinging packages and vials, is it really that surprising?
Perhaps most commendably, Gerson presents urban minority kids who are intellectually curious, articulate and personally honorable, welcome relief from the images of urban teenagers as gangbusters and dope fiends
that abound on the evening news.
Should you mock Ed's entourage of weirdos, misfits and dope fiends
(as Dolores calls them), or rejoice that they care for one another, however imperfectly, when nobody else will?
He's reminiscing about his old gang of "dope fiends
"--that's what he calls them.
A film about drugs, dope fiends
, dependency and all things depressing doesn't sound like a palatable concoction, but this is a dynamic drama and by the end credits I wanted another fix.