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Pharmacy Phailure

In the state where I live, it is legal for any person over 18 to buy/possess needles and syringes. This is an attempt to reduce the transmission of communicable diseases among intravenous drug users. I applaud this.

So with my first cycle beginning shortly, I went to my local pharmacy to pick up some syringes and needles. I was denied by the nice girl at the pharmacy counter, saying they did not allow the sale of syringes or needles without a prescription.

I drove a couple miles to another pharmacy, where I was told that they would not ”just hand out needles without a prescription.” I then drove across town to another pharmacy, where I was disdainfully told the same thing.

I believe in harm reduction, andall I’m seeing is ignorance.

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Fortunately...

I was able to order pins online for less than I spent on dinner, with free next-day delivery.

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Adapt and overcome.... any

Adapt and overcome as you found out. :) Any thing easy is for the masses. Overcomers excel in the situations that normal people do not. What you call lame I call an opportunity to excel. The 'self improvement' mindset is not just limited to the training. It can be applied in every area of life.

"In the midst of chaos there is opportunity" - Sun Tzu

 

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I totally agree...

I mean, that’s what this fraternity is all about. Post on that coming soon.

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Sadly you need to hit the mom

Sadly you need to hit the mom and pop.drug stores  , CVS, rite aid,  Walgreens think there above the law  ,and that's a fact !!!!  

They ask what there for ect  , that's my buss and fucking none of your  buss but i go to the mom and pops ,,Wal-Mart is excellent also but you need buy boxes of 100 there   ...

Sadly these big stores think everyone using needles are junkies  , AND IN REALITY !!!! THEY ARE FOR THE JUNKIES TO STOP THE SPREAD OF DISEASE 

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If your state is in the

If your state is in the "Needle Exchange" program, go to WalMart they will sell them to you no problem.

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Awesome

Thanks for the info, Alpha. Good to know. I was actually hoping to make an order through AO labs... PM me a link?

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Visit the listed sources page

Visit the listed sources page here at MG. All the information that you need can be found there. Sources that visit and participate in the open forum do it with the understanding that there is no self promotion. Lets not jeopardize that by asking a source to PM you a link. We want sources to be able to remain active without risking their position in the community.

 

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Fair enough

thank you for helping me understand that. I don’t see it as “self promotion” when a member asks someone to PM them, but I totally understand what you’re saying about not creating any blurred lines. I appreciate it.

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It is a blurred line buddy.

It is a blurred line buddy. In the past we have had many very active solid sources participating in the open forum but because of the outdated ambiguous rules here at MG some of the higher ups slapped the hand of these sources and they scattered from the open forum and stopped participating. I ain't hacking on the admin here I am simply stating what I have personally seen happen in my tenure at MG.

Thanks for your help. An active open forum that is transparent is great for everyone. I enjoy the interaction in the open forum by our listed sources and I hope it will continue with those who are choosing to participate.

 

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Anytime. We are new here and

Anytime. We are new here and Im still learning the "ins and outs" myself. You will see this board is full of people willing to help as long as your willing to help yourself first!

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I think you’ll find MG to be

I think you’ll find MG to be a pretty open place, but we also have some spoken and unspoken rules that we go by. Sources PM’ing links and getting on eachothers instagram accounts go against both. Not trying to be a dick with that, just try and ease up a tiny bit. We’re not trading baseball cards here...

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Im with Sieg.   You don't

Im with Sieg.   You don't stop illegal bad drug use by forcing people to get sick from using dirty and bad needles. I prefer no one be on heroin etc... would do all I could to help them but if they are going to then I prefer they be safe as possible. I can't imagine the horror of their existence that they would do such substance anyway but surely we don't need to treat them even worse or make them even sicker. At least not if we want to be able to help them heal eventually.   But what the heck do I know.

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Ah yes... Rules and laws... 

Ah yes... Rules and laws...  We have kids  that want to change gun laws so people stop shootings.. Guns don't kill... people do. and theres already laws against murder. Yet, Theres still murder... Just a rant about rules and laws..

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Wow

I really appreciate the compassion that underlies your reply. I am actually a recovered heroin addict (going on 5 years clean), and it’s people like you, who at least try to have empathy, that helped me pull myself out of the gutter.

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Nice work on your recovery!

Nice work on your recovery! You should be proud of yourself and you certainly can pass your experience on to help others! +3

 

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Thank you so much, Semoer Fi.

Thank you so much, Semoer Fi. That means a lot.

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Thank you so much, Semper Fi.

Thank you so much, Semper Fi. That means a lot.

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Awesome! That is no easy

Awesome! That is no easy thing, and u did it :)

Onward, and outward my friend :)

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In MOST pharmacies, there is

In MOST pharmacies, there is a sign that informs the customers who the General Manager of the pharmacy is, along with their photo and sometimes the assistant manager and their photo is on the same poster/sign as well. When attempting to purchase needles/syringes, walk up in there and act like you know and have spoken to the general manager days/weeks before. So, first make sure the manager is not there at the moment you are trying to purchase, and walk up to the counter and say, "Hey good morning, I was here a few days ago and spoke to "Lisa" (the general manager) about purchasing some BectonDickinson 3ml syringes 25gauge, 1 inch needle. She unfortunately informed me that they were out of stock at the moment, but it would be ordered and should be in store in a few days. I just wanted to inquire if it has arrived yet?"  Works like a charm for me. Be EXTRA polite and courteous. Good luck man.

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I just act like ive purchased

I just act like ive purchased them a million times before. Kind of a Jedi maneuver. Never fails, got into a lot of Dead shows that way back in the day, for free ;)

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At least you are not lying

At least you are not lying like suggested above. My hypocrisy only goes so far. Blaster... I am NOT your father. ;)

 

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And if they say, “sorry can’t

And if they say, “sorry can’t help you.” I just move on (only happened once, having to move on that is... don’t mind putting on airs of confidence, but lying really ain’t my thing)

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I like you style Blaster. 

I like you style Blaster. 

 

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Video of These aren't

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HA genius ward

HA genius ward

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WAY TO GO BROTHER!

WAY TO GO BROTHER!

I am not going to enter into the I lie or I don't lie debate. But I will enter into a huge WAA HOO on recovery!  Substance abuse is so brutal and so hard to come out of. I try to help any and all where I can, I truly believe if I could have gotten to them first I could have helped to keep most people in prison from ever ending up there. 

I am so proud of you dude. Well done and keep moving forward and don't forget to reach back and to help the next guy get up as well!

Let me know if I can ever be of any service. 

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Holy shit...

Holy shit Bobby thank you so much. like I said... it’s people like you who made it possible for me to turn my life around.

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PS: Wasn't implying prison

PS: Wasn't implying prison time. Just know that in limited prison ministry so many end up there from substance abuse beginnings. 

Sorry for how that may have read. 

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BobbyO190 wrote:

BobbyO190 wrote:

PS: Wasn't implying prison time. Just know that in limited prison ministry so many end up there from substance abuse beginnings. 

Sorry for how that may have read. 

Nope your grounded Bob! Its always good to see someone turn their life around. I am just lucky enough to help! Nothing more inspiring that watch or hear someone transforming!

 

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New guy.

Hello everyone first off I want to say sorry for probably posting in the wrong area but I haven't quite figured out where the new member area is I am new to this group but not this lifestyle I come from b o p which after I heard what they were doing to people I decided to jump ship because loyalty is everything so if someone could please give me a few pointers I would love it thank you and sorry again

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I’m new too!

Hey brother welcome! Click on the menu and select “forum”, then choose the link that says “Introduce Yourself.” Start there by introducing yourself. Read some of the stickies in the forum. There are a lot of topics for beginners. Read the rules, put your stats in your profile, and go from there. Glad you’re here!

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+3 

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Good advice and guidance. +3

Good advice and guidance. +3

 

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You are making my job easier

You are making my job easier WP! +2