I’m a Heroin Addict

Richard Farrell Author of “What’s Left of Us: A Memoir of Addiction” BY MATTHEW HEPTINSTALL VIA GETTY IMAGES Like a doctor performing microscopic surgery, I pour the contents of the rainbow bags into my cooker, reach for my bottle of water, insert the syringe, and draw up about 20cc. I squirt the water into the cooker, watch it move across the white powder and turn to liquid. I move my lighter back and forth under the cooker until the heroin

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Being a heroin addict….my brutal truth.

  People always ask me what it’s like to be a heroin addict. I guess it’s different for everyone so I wont speak on behalf of the entire addict population but I can sure as hell tell you what being a heroin addict was to me. Being an addict in itself was me not knowing when to stop and quickly crossing that line of not being able to stop. Whether it was meth, xanax or coke, I did them all

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13 local deaths reported from drug stronger than heroin

Seth Dickerson,  Watch: Fentanyl-related overdoses on the rise in Lafayette Pure Fentanyl is coming from places like Mexico and China, and marketed by drug dealers as cheaper and stronger than pure heroin. KLFY 150CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Police in Lafayette are working to stem the tide of overdoses of Fentanyl, an opiate they say is cheaper and 50 times more potent than heroin. Often cut into heroin to increase its potency, the opioid has been found in the bloodstreams of 13 overdose victims in Lafayette Parish

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