Dimitri Mugianis in the news
The New York Times
“They’re dope refugees, they’re looking for a better life” – Dimitri Mugianis
Mr. Mugianis said opioid users come to New York for drugs, but also because they can find more tolerance and support here than in their hometowns, and greater access to services such as syringe exchanges.
“To say that people are totally dysfunctional on opiates as Americans, we’d have to discount all that active users have given to this culture, from Billie Holliday to Edgar Allan Poe to Jimi Hendrix; people who not only functioned but excelled and enriched our culture. The people who made our culture were high.”