Memoires of a Heroin-head
October 10, 2011 2:21 PM Subscribe
posted by metaxa (36 comments total)
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"On the 28th October 1975 my mother
gave birth to a heroinhead
- that was/is me.
My father was a young Glaswegian junkie nicknamed Puggy. I was born with heroin in my veins. 7 years after my birth, my father was brutally murdered by infamous British serial-killer Dennis Nilsen
MY mother had a breakdown and turned to alcohol... I turned to solitude, vandalism, and violence
. At the age of 13 the educational system gave up on me. At 14 I started smoking weed and by 15 I was also using LSD and speed. At 17 I tried Subutex
(a heroin substitute). I felt like I had found God. By 24 I was a heroin and crack addict and a year later I was injecting
. Today I live in Lyon, France and am still a Heroinhead. This is me and these are my memoirs."
'Memoires of a Heroinhead'
- Absolutely fascinating journals from a self-confessed heroin addict, covering the whole gamut of the world of addiction
- from fairly low-hanging fruit, like sharing needles
, to less immediately obvious hazards, like setting your house on fire