Sunday, 19 March 2017

H Is For Heroin - David Hulbard

A TEEN-AGE NARCOTIC TELLS HER STORY


DOUBLEDAY & CO 1952
NEW YORK, USA
COVER ART BY VINCENT NUCERA

This is the story of Amy Burton, seventee-year-old dope addict:

"It sure is a horrible life to lead, you can take that from me. Every time you go out of the house you think you're going to get busted. But when you're down all you want is another jolt.

"You're never normal when you're hooked, nothing you do is normal. And when you're down for a few hours, why, that just makes it worse. The longest I was off, while I was married to Eddy and living in Coast City, that is, was twelve or fourteen hours.

"Once when Eddy was working and I decided to clean the house up a little I found five caps Eddy'd stashed away someplace, so I called a girl friend and we jolted and went to a show. When Eddy came home I said I was sick, you know, like I was down, so he gave me a jolt like I hadn't had one all day. You don't care who you lie to when you're hooked. And you don't care what you do."

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