Welcome to Junkbox Diaries.
a day in the life of a heroin addict
What is a junkbox?
A person who is just so all consumed by addiction and drugs that they do not care about what goes into their body. They don't shower, they barely eat, and the only sleep they get is a result from a high dose shot of some "high quality" heroin.
So, why are you doing this, Herb? Why are you displaying all these horribly intimate pieces of your life for all the world to see? Don't you know that the world looks down on the whole addiction thing?
I am doing this because I hate the disease. I'm displaying all these things because someone has to. The silence, the taboo, and the shame have to end. Don't hate the addict. Hate the disease. I'm writing all this to expose what this thing is doing to people. To our brothers, sisters, moms, and dads. I'm doing this because I want everyone to know that I have indeed suffered from this thing. I'm doing this because there is too much focus on the problem and not enough on the solution. I know that the world looks down on the whole addiction thing, which is another reason I am doing this.
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This book is dedicated to many people. It is dedicated to anyone and everyone who has ever been touched by the nightmare the disease of addiction is. To all the mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters who have lost someone to the disease of addiction.
This book is dedicated to the addicts out there—clean or using.
There is hope.
This book is for anyone and everyone who thinks that addicts are lost causes.
This book is for the purpose of silencing the taboo, shame, and guilt that still shrouds the disease and the addict.
This book is for anyone who may be misinformed about the nature of addiction and the culture of recovery.
The aim of this book is to paint an accurate and vivid picture of what a struggling addict faces on a daily basis. It is also the aim of this book to transform the way the world looks at addiction.
IT IS A DISEASE.
Addiction is not necessarily a death sentence, that lie is dead.
WE DO RECOVER.
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