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 about the current heroin/opioid epidemic that's clutching the nation.

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