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The Evils Of Drugs Part II
One night I was in My Hotel room laying on my bed and
I kept tossing and turning all night. I couldn't sleep, soon
it became daylight and I steped out of the room. I went outside
and I met an old timer. I told him how I felt. I told him - I didn't
know what was wrong with me. He asked me to explain. he asked
me if I had been using the stuff. I said yes - he said you are hooked.
He told me to go back to the same house and get another capsule
and that feeling will go away. All this was in the time of the depression
and drugs were cheap. You could get an ounce for $ 75.00. I went and got
my fix and my aches and pains were gone.
One day a friend and I decided to go to the Border. We stood there for
a couple of days. When we came back, we went to the shooting gallery
and asked the guy to give us two fixes. He gave yus two decks. We opened
it and saw some brown stuff that looked like mud. We asked what it was? He
told us - this is what is in now. That was the first time that Brown Heroin
was introduced here in the U.S. from Mexico. It later became known as
The reason it was called that was because it had not yet been refined. For
many years - I was a Junkie, but I never introduced anyone to Drugs. One
day I decided to change my life. It wasn't getting me anywhere. Because of
my drug habit I missed a lot of things in life. I now live a peaceful life. My past
life is like a bad dream. I was lucky to escape the Evils of Drugs. Some people
To the young people - I want to say - think twice before you want to expirment
with something that later may control your life. It is not worth it. You are not
living. You never have a moment of peace and you may lose everything,
even your life, or your dignity...
Written By Lucilla M. Carrillo.
Note: These are confessions of a once Drug Addict. It wasn't me.
I just like to talk to people from different walks of life. The person
that told me this - asked me to write about it one day , hoping it
would make a difference. I have and hope you have enjoyed it.....