Recovering Addict Nikki Sixx Talks About Nation’s Current Opioid Epidemic
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, whose autobiography 'The Heroin Diaries' topped the New York Times Best Seller list for more than six months, was once declared legally dead from a heroin overdose and has been in recovery from some time. Sixx is pretty open about his drug abuse days and talks here at Sixxsense.iheart.com about the current heroin/opioid epidemic that's clutching the nation.
A Facebook post here from John Nash is really sobering:
Heroin overdoses are at epidemic levels everywhere. My home state of Ohio, and my hometown of Akron are especially hit hard. I lost a best friend this way 2 years ago, and have lost many more friends and acquaintances this way. Several years ago I received a call from Ohio, saying 2 people near and dear to me were caught up in heroins grip, and needed help. I immediately flew home to try and help. I made countless phone calls seeking professional help. I could find none, without insurance, which they did not have. I was left to my own devices. I took their keys, and did all I knew how to do, detox them with the help of drugs. To this day, 4 or 5 years now, they remain heroin free.
So many people are dying, here and there, Akron recently held a public rally, an outcry to stop the madness, find solutions, talk about it. This is my small contribution;
Clicking on a Nikki Sixx post, recovering heroin addict, bass player for Motley Crüe, I came upon this phone number, which if needed again, I'll have. I suggest some of you might want to copy it down as well. Peace n love n stuff
SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): 1-800-662-HELP (4357) 24/7 365 days a year