Jewels tells his overdose story to anyone who will listen. He hobbles back and forth along an asphalt pathway in Tompkins Square Park, wearing battered cowboy boots and a CBGB T-shirt held together with safety pins. Friends slouch on a bench nearby, taking turns gulping from a bottle of Colt 45. Few bother listening; they've already heard this story ... More >>>
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The Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center dispenses syringes of Narcan to addicts and their friends.