The Story of Anna, A Brooklyn Junkie


From time to time the Spy discovers stories about addiction and recovery. They can be heartbreaking, encouraging, insightful and powerfully moving.

The story of Anna in “My Life as a Brooklyn Junkie” as told to Max Delay at is is a saga with positive ending. In his forward, Delay writes “The dead can’t talk. The stories of those who die of heroin overdoses are largely confined to the dustbin. But when those who have been teetering on the precipice of death manage to haul themselves back, they become expert witnesses of an extreme existence.”

As we face the growing use of opioids in our Eastern Shore communities stories like these are needed. They are visceral and spark our awareness.

You can read it here.

Image from Max Delay,


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