‘Drugs ruined me. I started taking heroin when I was 14. I’ve been in and out of prison. Nearly died a few times and I’ve had loads of health problems from drugs.’
‘When did you come closest to death?’
‘When you’re a junkie you’re greedy you can’t get enough drugs. One day myself and two other lads shot up a load of heroin and cocaine mixed together and we all overdosed, they both died but somehow┬áI survived. I’ve lost a lot of friends to drugs.’
‘Do you still use drugs now?’
‘I’m on a small dose of Methadone a day. I stopped taking drugs because of my kids, I wanted to make sure I was around for them. I hate drugs now and I’m always making sure my kids are no where near them. My sons mad into boxing and I do everything I can to make sure he sticks at it. I wish I could go back in time and talk some sense into myself.’ – L