Opening... In too Deep? How Heroins' Illegality Ruined My Life
I never thought life would be the same again when in late 2011. I had been arrested at the age of 23, on October 30 - Halloween day, unlike broken eggs though, this was serious, multiple armed robbery charges never do sit well. Even down-under.
For years I had tried drugs for research and recreation. I was addicted like never before in 2011. Every day several opiates, heroin (mmm), oxycodone, fentayl (mm) methadone, codeine, hydromorphone, morphine: these all kept me warm and fuzzy. Several benzos, Alprazalam 8mg minimum, especially kept me calm. avoid the shakes,. maybe some K, MDMA, LSD or DMT to spice up the non stop weed smoking and amphetamines for stamina. All this is to name a few drugs regularly in use. Each would provide their own withdrawal from hell issues if imprisoned.(except LSD,DMT)
For me these charges were all the more dire, I had a 4 month daughter, or a 120 day old baby that needs me. I would father my lovely daughter if allowed. Unlike most drug addict criminals I was a nice guy, one month from graduating Uni with a degree in - you guessed it - in addiction psychology. The irony is their for all to marvel at. Would I have broken any laws if I were given cheap government diacetylmorphine? No. Netherlands would accept me. :)
I was looking at 4-6 years when I first talked to my lawyer the next day at Hakea Prison. - and obviously I was at a nightmarish crossroads in my life. Will I see my kid grow up? will I graduate at all now? Did I waste 5 years at Uni? Will my family love me again? Will I enjoy withdrawal from everything known to man - in prison?
Like the slow motion car crash the past 9 years of my life seemed to be fun but perhaps always destined for a moment such as this. A tragic ending to an early life of equal joy, lies and misery. The gig was up, or was it?
Written by Brady Sharrett. True Events