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Date: 08/26/11 11:29 AM

29 Responses to Interview With A Homeless Man Addicted To Crack

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18411 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 11:30 am
    Link: Interview With A Homeless Man Addicted To Crack - Jason tells us how his addictions to crack and heroin led him to become homeless on the streets of Toronto.
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    canusuck Male 30-39
    772 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    Poor guy, got dealt a band hand in life-story touched me personally as I had a younger brother, named Jayson also that didn`t shake his demons and passed away 2 years ago:(
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    tvremote Male 18-29
    447 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    Lol random Go Ask Alice reference.
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    sunday_scour Male 18-29
    283 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    Kinda makes you think about why why our laws punish them so harshly; as if causing more misery will cure what they`ve got.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:16 pm
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    imagine if instead spending all that time and money on crack, on finding a job?

    then he could buy more crack
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    sunday_scour Male 18-29
    283 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    @cyborg Evidence suggests that that is easier said than done.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2498 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    Wow. Even homeless crackheads are nice in Canada!
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    sethmccary Male 18-29
    208 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 2:52 pm
    That was bad ass, I hope he follows thru

    @tvremote - Alice In Wonderland definitely had some drug references in it
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    Even after watching this video I don`t understand how someone decides to start smoking crack. The name alone makes me think it`s unappealing.
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
    838 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm
    That was tragic and beautiful
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    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 5:39 pm
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    dammit crackhead don`t lump weed in with your garbage... grr i smoke pot and i`ve got a job and a house. gateway my ass. some people are predisposed for addiction and some aren`t. it`s not weed that "opens the gate" it`s YOU!
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    TypicalJerk Male 18-29
    533 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm
    First off, you can blame anything as a `gateway.` video games, gambling on sports, cigarettes. That word, predisposed, is the key. People like this that don`t get counseling, like he just said, are more susceptible to turning to an addiction to cope with the turmoil that they have no clue how to release. Drugs are the easiest way.
    Secondly, DRUGS, they make you `understand` the concept of god and the devil.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1443 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    --tvremote: Lol random Go Ask Alice reference.--

    And a touch of Jefferson Airplane.

    Remember what the dormouse said;
    "Keep Your Head!"
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    BigM Male 18-29
    130 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 9:02 pm
    This was touching. i was just downtown could have seen that guy.
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    Clayboy Male 18-29
    651 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 9:56 pm
    SmilinSam, have you ever asked yourself why you smoke pot? I bet your answer doesn`t fall far from this guy`s when he first started out.

    The thing is, you can have a house and a job and still become addicted to hard drugs. I know a few people who started with drinking and smoking pot in their late teens, to have now graduated to harder drugs by their mid 30s. They all have homes, jobs and even started their own families.

    All it takes in a big enough catalyst to send you snowballing.
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    xelous Male 18-29
    2513 posts
    August 26, 2011 at 11:30 pm
    Haha, try that with any of the bums in my neighborhood and you`ll just get incoherent ramblings, too much sun maybe. Hey... that explains most of my comments too!
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    August 27, 2011 at 5:13 am
    "How do you spell relief?"

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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    August 27, 2011 at 5:22 am
    Smilin Sam, I agree and it makes me really mad to see people incorrectly blaming an inanimate object for their own mistakes and foibles. For people who would end up traveling such a path, they will follow ANYTHING to get there, not just weed.
    I am glad that this guy is taking control of his life though; good one! I`m rooting for him!
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    TheeAJ123 Male 30-39
    118 posts
    August 27, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    Evil_Eye It`s "Feed your head",not "Keep your head". It is a Great song.
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    Reverend84 Male 18-29
    28 posts
    August 28, 2011 at 10:27 am
    @clayboy frigg off lahey, aint nothin wrong with herb... its about the persons self control.. weed is not a gateway, its an excuse. youre a noob
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    August 28, 2011 at 11:11 am
    Hopefully it works out fir him.
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    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    August 28, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    I guy like him will self destruct one way or the other, don`t blame it on weed or other poo.
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    August 29, 2011 at 7:47 am
    The gateway is your mothers vagina. And it`s exit only if your not some kind of hick.
    All I heard this fool utter was excuses.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
    4029 posts
    August 29, 2011 at 9:35 am
    These kind of stories make me want to try crack so bad - it must be frickin awesome.
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    zekumi Female 18-29
    400 posts
    August 30, 2011 at 2:00 am
    I-am-bored is depressing today.
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    Rogan Female 18-29
    46 posts
    August 30, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    That guy...needs to take some action. He`s already got some good thoughts going on there.
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    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    September 4, 2011 at 10:43 pm
    i made friends with a homeless man once, after he helped a friend of mine who was in a fight. everytime i saw him i would give him whatever change i had in my pocket, a few cigerettes and few cans of whatever beer i had on me at the time. we ended up putting him in touch with some other people who got him a house and he is steadily getting back onto his feet. the man is genuine

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