This is an absolutely amazing, heartbreaking, enlightening piece of journalism by the Boston Globe. It’s a must read for anyone who’s been touched by the opioid epidemic, which at this point, is probably nearly everyone.
He finds a bed at a detox facility on the Cape, but they can’t take him for a few days — long enough to go into withdrawal. So Barbara drives him to his dealer in the city to get heroin to hold him over. Taking her money, he shoots up while she waits in the car — a new low, he says.