The term used in the text for narcotics derived from opium.
Burroughs states that only junk forms this and then defines it as a dependency on junk.
Various methods of overcoming drug addiction are described as this.
The items a junky uses to inject junk. They are described as a needle, a strip of paper wrapped around the needle to form a collar, and a dropper slipped over the paper collar.
To assist the drawing up from the spoon a piece of this is used first to absorb the liquid.
A slang term for a medical doctor.
The text enumerates many of these beyond just junk. Burroughs considers them to be all non-addictive and thus fundamentally unlike junk.
This is a petty criminal who specializes in robbing unconscious drunks.
New York City
The first major locale and setting of the...
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