Nikki Sixx warns of dangers of taking heroin
Mötley Crüe and Sixx:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx is one who knows about the dangers of drug addiction as well chronicled in his book The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star.
Rock Feed recently reported about Sixx‘s comments about the dangers of heroin on his radio show Sixth Sense. The following are excerpts from Rock Feed‘s article in that regard and what Sixx reportedly stated:
“I just read in the news recently twenty-four people died on a Friday night alone in Akron, Ohio from heroin overdoses. And a lot of the heroin is mixed with fentanyl. That’s what Prince died from. And carfentanil is like an elephant tranquilizer, for large animals, and 40 percent of Ohio’s overdoses is attributed to this.”
“What [drug] dealers are doing is they’re taking heroin and they’re cutting it with fentanyl to give it a little extra kick.”
“Now, when you get a prescription, and it says how many milligrams are on it, and even if it’s something like oxycodone, you can see how many milligrams are on it, and you know what you’re getting each time. Of course your body adjusts to that. Now I’m talking about addicts.”
“Oxycodone is a painkiller, so people who get surgeries will be given that, and you get addicted to it very easily, and then they start going to the street once because they’re addicted once they feel better from the surgery or whatever it is, and then they start buying heroin, and then they’re finding that they don’t know what they’re doing. Nobody knows what they’re doing.”
“As a recovering heroin addict, I’m telling you, you don’t know what you’re doing. When you buy a balloon of Persian heroin, you don’t know what’s in it, and that’s what’s happening.”
He continued: “It just breaks my heart to think that something so deadly… I mean, this is fifty times stronger than heroin, and people don’t know what they’re getting, and they’re dying.”
“When you’re addicted, it’s exactly that — you’re addicted; you have to have it. The only way out is through death or through withdrawal. You’re a drug addict. You’re not thinking rationally. You go back to the dealer who gives you the best price and gives you the best dope. And you always say, ‘I’m gonna quit tomorrow,’ and tomorrow never comes.”
You can read the rest of the article at Rock Feed.