Tony O'Neill

Tony is the author of several books of fiction and non-fiction, including Sick City, Down and Out on Murder Mile and Black Neon. His journalism has appeared in Vice, Black Book, the Guardian, the Fix, The Influence and Playboy.

A New Jersey Drug Market Falls Silent Amid the Pandemic

There’s an eerie calm as I step off the bus on the corner of Broadway and Straight in Paterson, New…

March 26, 2020

Why the Curious Story of William S. Burroughs’ Heroin “Cure” Still Matters

At the time I took the apomorphine cure I had no claims to call myself a writer and my creativity…

October 8, 2019

Bopping Toward the Apocalypse: Where Drugs, History and Culture Collide

Obsessions with heroin and writing have dominated large, if not necessarily concurrent, parts of my life. But one need not…

October 16, 2018