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Long Ride: A Baltimore addict escapes the city for the South in hopes of getting clean

Long Ride: A Baltimore addict escapes the city for the South in hopes of getting clean

Long Ride A Baltimore addict escapes the city for the South in hopes of getting clean by Kenneth Stone Breckenridge Illustrations by Krysten Hayes

John, a 36-year-old handyman from Baltimore County who describes himself as a “dope fiend” needs a ride to Myrtle Beach, and I’m it.

A friend told me their neighbor is trying to leave Baltimore and they want to leave the next day. “[A] guy needs a ride to South Carolina. . . . If you want to do it, I’ll give him your number and y’all can work it out,” my friend’s text said.

I call John (editor’s note: City Paper decided to omit John’s last name and the names of his...

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