First things first… here is the link to the about me second on my current blog! 🙂
The obligatory About Me section. Well, if you really want to know “about me” you’ve come to the right place. All of the gritty, dirty, probably should stay secret details about my life are here in these pages – which is, summed up, the point of this blog. This is a blunt and frank account of one of our cultures most taboo topics – heroin use. I am a heroin addict. A junky, if you will. I am not here to promote heroin use or any drug use. I’m not here to sensationalize heroin. I’m not here to tell you my tale of redemption and recovery. I’m here, in part, to give a first-person report on what the experience is like for me. Heroin addicts have been given a fairly narrow stereotype. And while certain characteristics of that stereotype are definitely founded in reality, I’m here to add some depth to that picture. I know that in most cases the name Heroin Is My Heroin will conjure up some speculation on what you will find in this blog. I invite you to scrap whatever preconceived notions you’ve already developed and view this blog assumption free! No matter what walk of life you come from, you will most likely come across content on these pages that you will disagree with, find offensive, be shocked by, condemn me for or find just out-right repulsive. Don’t worry, I get that a lot 😉
My mission statement for this project has shifted slightly over time, but it always comes down to three main objectives. 1.) To give a brutely honest, no-holds-barred account of my life, specifically in regards to my addictions. I hold back no secrets on these pages. My life is an open blog! 2.) To educate people about the realities of drug use. This includes giving non-users a better understanding of an addict’s perspective, as well as helping users be as safe as possible while engaging in a very dangerous activity. 3.) To entertain. We talk about some pretty heavy stuff here, and every drama needs some comic relief! If you think I take the subject too lightly at times, I’d be happy to point you in the direction of some heart-wrenching introspective posts. But for those of us who live the horrors of addiction, some levity can be very therapeutic. I mean, come on people… it’s just heroin!
So that’s my blog in a nutshell. Now, what would you like to know about me??
Let’s see. I’m a transplanted Los Angeleno. It’s been my home for 22 years now, so I figure that basically makes me a native. I’m a freelance writer (a semi-recent career change after spending almost a decade in IT). I have a BA in writing and an AA in culinary arts. I love the ocean and the mountains and am an avid competitive sailor and snowboarder. I’m a certified yoga instructor. I’ve run several triathlons. I would spend all of my life on Phish tour if only they would tour year round! And, as I mentioned, I also happen to be addicted to heroin.
But don’t let my track marks fool you, I haven’t met a drug I haven’t liked, fallen in love with, been addicted to, then inevitably let ruin my life. I’m a full blown junky, tweaker, psychonaut, cokehead, pothead and research chemical guinea pig. You could say I’m an alcoholic, but I put down the bottle for a GHB dropper many years ago. But nothing can substitute a cold beer on a hot day.
When you have such a proclivity for mass chemical consumption then research, education quickly become a way of life. I’ve spent many years learning about drugs, their history, production, pharmacology, interactions, social and cultural impact and, most important, harm reduction. It can be hard to get straight facts about a drug like heroin. Everyone wants to sensationalize it, “Just don’t do it, it will kill you!” Dangers are hyped, rumors begin, and myths spread like wildfire. Spreading misinformation, no matter how well-intentioned, doesn’t benefit anyone. I try to provide only research-based fact on any topic discussed on this blog.
I have to give a shout-out of gratitude to everyone who has helped me develop this blog over the years. I couldn’t have created something like this without an active and devoted readership. Your outpour of support and extremely touching, personal communication has motivated me to keep this site up and active. It’s very gratifying to know there are other people out there who understand what I’m trying to do and trust me with their own personal stories. I appreciate each and every one of you! I love to hear from my readers. I encourage anyone to reach out with any questions, comments, suggestions or just to connect. In addition, I’m always open to guest-bloggers. If you have any interest in contributing your own bit here, please reach out!
So, that’s my blog in a nutshell. In addition to the Blog Post section, there is enough content here to keep you busy for days. Videos, humor, games, haiku, quizzes, music, news stories… and the list goes on. Take a look around. Though you may have to wait till after work, as I’m sure this URL is blocked by several work firewalls 😉 Oh… and if you happen to have a sock fetish, then you’ve really come to the right place!
As always readers…
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