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Charles Peabody comes clean in ‘The Privileged Addict’

BEVERLY — To understand why Charles Peabody spends his free time hanging out with drug addicts, it helps to know what privilege means to him.

Originally it meant growing up in Beverly with advantages: Caring parents, private schooling, and a blueblood lineage that included Senator Henry Cabot Lodge . But none of that kept him from becoming a pill-popping, heroin-sniffing addict who’d get high before work, on highways, and in packed commuter rail cars until dope almost killed him.

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