Thursday, January 24, 2008

Even a free bus pass

Reading today’s edition of Chicago’s infamous free tabloid, the Red Eye, I had to think of my fellow blogger The Junky’s Wife, when I saw an ad that read:

Heroin and Pain Pill Addiction
Same Day Dosing
Low Cost & Confidential
*Compassionate Staff
*All Public Transportation at the front door
*FREE Vitamin Pack Daily
*FREE Gourmet Coffee
*FREE Phone Use (local & long distance)
*FREE Week of Services on Your Birthday

And if that wasn’t enough free stuff … FREE Seven Day Bus Pass for Joining when you Mention this Ad.

The Red Eye’s big cover story “The Lying Game” made me think of myself and all other addicts. The story highlights a new reality show, “The Moment of Truth.”

I tried to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth one day … I lasted about three waking hours. Of course, I used to tell people I was incredibly honest, and I believed it. Thank God for recovery.

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