Thursday, November 23, 2006

William Burroughs - First time in London (the first cure)

William soon realized he could either be a live writer or a dead junkie, but not both. There was only one thing to do.
The 41 year old William Burroughs borrowed money from his parents and flew to England and had a drug treatment program.
In London, he entered into an cure which quickly did the trick. The fact that England treated addicts as victims, rather than criminals, made a deep impression on him. For the rest of his life he thought criminalization of drug addiction was the stupidest thing any country could do.


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