“It is amazing how addicts learn to push all this aside in the quest for the treasure we seek. I had not had heroin now in over a week. My mind was doing cartwheels in anticipation.” … More 19 – That’s Handy (Part 2)
“I was a good guard, I did not cause much hassle, so they knew I wasn’t at it. But to be fair to them, it was still a highly unusual request.” … More 18 – That’s handy (Part 1)
Some of you are so blind that you’re heading for a ditch and you don’t even know it.” from ‘The Cross and the Switchblade’ by David Wilkerson … More 17 – Hatchet Job
“When out of the darkness comes a car screaming by They had it all planned, caught me on the fly” … More 16 – Cairnbrook
“People often ask how many I smoked, its a stupid question in a lot of ways, because like my drugs, the answer was always as much as I could.” … More 15 – Ring of smoke
“Every cell in my body was crying out in response and I knew I needed to go out. Full of nervousness, I turned to the staff member (Phil Winstanley), sitting beside me (I was the new student so I was close-minded) and asked if I could go out.” … More 14 – New life (An ‘L’ of a place part 6)
One week before I had a gun stuck in my back, here I was now apparently convincing someone not to quit.
Welcome to your new life, Stuart. … More 13 – Don’t Quit (An ‘L’ of a place Part 5)
I bought a packet of cigarettes which thoroughly displeased Steve because, as he said, I was already on the programme and smoking was not allowed. I didn’t see it that way.
It set the tone for the next 13 hours travelling on a very warm May Friday. … More 12 – An ‘L’ of a place part 4 – Bus Service
At every step, it seemed I was being outmaneuvered in my quest to get another £5. … More 11 – An ‘L’ of a place part 3 – the phone call (1997)