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any suggestions? i have a close friend who is getting clean, and i would love to support him with some zines... any suggestions for some good ones/personal accounts/tips/stories/etc.

thank you!


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unfortunately, I can't think of any off the top of my head, but I will bump this topic because this seems important. I'm sure someone can help. good luck. :]

There's a really good zine called Rocks and Blows. Its stories from a recovering heroin addict. He put out three issues that I'm aware of. I got it from Billy's distro which is now closed.

Try rocks_and_blows@yahoo.com

how about this?

phases of the moon #4: what matters most is how well you walk through the fire (December 2010)
(8 pages, size 4.5"x6", US$1-2ppd)
description: 5 black&white photos & a short essay about supporting my Friend through a frightful alcohol detox. It's also about having some kind of faith and being defiantly hopeful in the face of utter madness. & as a brag-worthy anecdote, the essay was rejected from a more professional literary quarterly for being "too intense."

excerpt: "Once while he slept in a drunken haze I scrawled my prayers in pen on his sharp angelic shoulderblades, as if these things matter. There was a time when my Holy Signs spoke to me: the Moon, the Key, the Hand, the numbers Ten and Twenty-Three. I thought I could read the future in my coffeegrounds and chewed cuticles; I thought that these things mattered, like tubes and wires connecting everything to everything else,..."




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