By Peter Grinspoon
Loose Refills is the harrowing story of a Harvard-trained physician run horribly amok via his dependancy to prescription drugs, and his recovery.
Dr. Peter Grinspoon a complete good fortune: a Harvard-educated M.D. with a thriving perform; married with nice young children and a stunning spouse; a pillar of his group. yet lurking underneath the skinny veneer of getting all of it was once an addict fueled on an everyday boatload of prescription meds. whilst the police ultimately got here calling—after a tip from a sharp-eyed pharmacist—Grinspoon's condo of playing cards got here tumbling down quick. His specialist ego became out to be an obstacle to getting fresh as he cycled via restoration to relapse, his acceptance, relations lifestyles, and way of life in ruins. What ultimately strikes him to get better and reclaim life—including operating with different physicians who themselves are addicts—makes for uplifting interpreting.
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It wasn’t quite a 4F, but it put me at the end of the queue and freed me to pursue my life without worrying about the growing war in Vietnam. Within six months, so many freaks had shown up for their physicals tripping, claiming to be homosexual, with Dexedrine-fuelled heart rates, or applying for conscientious objector status that the army realized its aversion to ‘bad apples’ would leave them short of cannon fodder. Had it been the autumn rather than the spring of 1964, I would have had my head shaved and been sent straight to boot camp.
I may as well have drunk a few bottles myself for all the acumen I showed when we got to Cambridge. I arranged a spot for them on the live radio broadcast that evening from Club 47 to plug the Sunday night concert. They were so amazing that the local musicians insisted on throwing a party in their honour. Eric Von Schmidt gave them each another bottle of whiskey and we invaded a large house in Newton belonging to a girl whose parents were wintering in Florida. They played for hours, people kept giving them drinks, and eventually they both passed out.
Clark, he claims, had been waiting in the wings at WFIL radio, not out in Reading, and the rape and drunk-driving charges that cost Horn his job were a set-up. WFIL-TV was part of the media empire of Walter Annenberg, later Nixon’s ambassador to London, and Mrs Annenberg evidently hated the kind of music Horn played. The deeply religious station manager was also revolted by Horn and his hipster ways. By the time he was found not guilty of molesting the girl, Horn was a forgotten man in Philadelphia, although not by the many Bandstand ‘regulars’ who wrote to Blitz of how much they loved him and how the show had lost its soul with Clark.