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I used to take heroin at every opportunity, for over 10 years, now I just take methadone which supposedly "stabilizes" me though I feel more destabilized than ever before despite having been relatively well behaved since late November/early December 2010... and VERY ANGRY about this when I let it get to me so I try not to.

I was told by a mental health nurse that my heroin addiction was "self medication" for a mood disorder that has recently become severe enough to cause psychotic episodes. As well as methadone I take antipsychotics daily. Despite my problems I consider myself a very sane person. My priority is to attain stability. I go to Narcotics Anonymous because I "want what they have" ~ Serenity.

My old blog used to say "candid confessions of a heroin and crack cocaine addict" how come that one comes up when I google "heroin blog" and not this one. THIS IS MY BLOG. I don't flatter myself that every reader knows everything about me and follows closely every single word every day which is why I repeat myself. Most of that is for your benefit not mine.

This is my own private diary, my journal. It is aimed at impressing no-one. It is kept for my own benefit to show where I have been and hopefully to put off somebody somewhere from ever getting into the awful mess I did and still cannot crawl out of. Despite no drugs. I still drink, I'm currently working on reducing my alcohol intake to zero.

If you have something to say you are welcome to comment. Frankness I can handle. Timewasters should try their own suggestions on themselves before wasting time thinking of ME.

PS After years of waxing and waning "mental" symptoms that made me think I had depression and possibly mild bipolar I now have found out I'm schizoaffective. My mood has been constantly "cycling" since December 2010. Mostly towards mania (an excited non-druggy "high"). For me, schizoaffective means bipolar with (sometimes severe)
mania and flashes of depression (occasionally severe) with bits of schizophrenia chucked on top. You could see it as bipolar manic-depression with sparkly knobs on ... I'm on antipsychotic pills but currently no mood stabilizer. I quite enjoy being a bit manic it gives the feelings of confidence and excitement people say they use cocaine for. But this is natural and it's free, so I don't see my "illness" as a downer. It does, however, make life exceedingly hard to engage with...

PPS The "elevated mood" is long gone. Now I'm depressed. Forget any ideas of "happiness" I have given up heroin and want OFF methadone as quick as humanly possible. I'm fed up of being a drug addict. Sick to death of it. I wanna be CLEAN!!!

Attack of the Furry Entertainers!

Attack of the Furry Entertainers!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Kipper Addiction

I HAVE JUST REALIZED I AM ADDICTED TO KIPPERS... haddock, mackerel... smoked fish of all kinds. this is terrible! What am I going to to?!

Like a clucking junkie this morning I trawled the supermarket in desperation along the chilled meats isles. Finally I found smoked mackerel with peppers all over it (coloured and black, yes you can even get chili-peppered mackerel these days)... my eye drifted along to haddock and then "kippers". There is no such fish swimming in the sea as a "kipper". It just means smoked herring. Tescos yesterday wanted £3 for 200g ie £15 a kg. Morrisons own were 78p for 200g ie £3.90 per kg or nearly a quarter of the price.

I took them home gleefully and indulged in my habit with toast, behind closed doors.

What am I going to tell Narcotics Anonymous? Hi I'm an addict and I'm addicted to heroin, crack (as was, gave that up January 1 2009), drink, the odd Valium and KIPPERS! Ukh. But they're so moreish....

NAOMI CAMPBELL was in a crimes against humanity court today. Hurrah! I thought. Finally the beautiful monster is getting nailed for her offences to fashion, music, novel-writing and film. But no, it was some silly case that she would inevitably answer no to, because no-one will admit in front of the taxman to a potentially multimillion pound gift, that the President of Liberia gave her a whacking great blood diamond.

She says no (quelle surprise!) But she did wake up in the middle of the night at the Presidential Villa in South Africa with two mysterious men standing over her (she didn't lock her door, what a tart!) who handed her a "bag of dirty stones".


I bet she gets more in free gifts off her millionaire boyfriends than she ever earns on the catwalk or in front of a lens. I heard she only makes £2 million a year, which sounds fine and dandy till you realize her agency takes a whacking cut, then the tax man ~ 50%! ~ which can't leave more than about £700,000 a year. And how are you meant to live and buy a decent house on that!!

Those horrible "real housewives of New Jersey" were boasting of the value of their homes. Well one was. And I translated dollars to pounds and thought, hang on a minute one of my old houses was worth that.

Yes a standard £500,000 London home, housing the poor and destitute!

Illustrated: kippers, Naomi Campbell ~ mobile-phone lobbing queen of mean, Millennium Star diamond ~ 203-carat D-flawless!

Naomi Campbell talks cocaine addiction with Oprah Winfrey

Vauxhall Corsa: the new supermodel 1992 commercial
Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington et al... and a car


Sarcastic Bastard said...

Naomi Campbell is awful. I can't stand her.

I love The Real Housewives. I'm addicted, like you are to kippers.


Love you, Gleddy.

Gledwood said...

Those real housewives are fucking nuts. I remember once they made an entire episode out of an incident where one tipped over a table, and to-camera non-interviews where they said basically "I won't back down from a major argument. I will fight." Well join the rest of the world sweetie. You're human. So what? Crazy bitches!

Also I just remembered this row was started by one telling another she was stupid. Anyone who gets that upset by an allegation of stupidity is showing how very thick they actually are!

Akelamalu said...

Naomi Campbell is too full of her own self importance!

My Dad adores kippers.

Akelamalu said...

Naomi Campbell is too full of her own self importance!

My Dad adores kippers.

Gledwood said...

Supermodel Naomi Campbell self-important? Surely not!

And apparently Prince Charles has kippers for breakfast, too.
I think he probably has Dutchy Originals hickory-smoked or the like. Not Morrisons own budget range!

Syd said...

I had a lot of herring fixed in so many ways in Sweden. There were pickled but used in many different dishes. Superb food!

Gledwood said...

I've never tried pickled herring. It does not look attractive in the jar!

Jeannie said...

We don't have kippers in our supermarkets here. I'd have to go to a real fish shop which are few and far between (although there is one near my sister's place). There was one we'd go to up at the cottage which had fantastic kippers. No idea what they cost but they were so good. I got squeamish later on because the heads were still on and I got all girly about it. Now I'm thinking I'd enjoy a nice kipper.

Gledwood said...

Heads?! Ukh! No heads on mine. But unlike the other smoked fish, kippers are RAW. No wonder they're so cheap. I only found out when I scurried up to the fridge like a mouse, after a little nibble...

Actually what am I saying ukh to about heads. They don't usually put me off. Except sprats and whitebait, when I cut them off and leave them for the kitty-cat to purr at and chew!

Sweden said...

i'm swedish and i HATE pickeled fish, its kinda big in sweden but i wont eat it, taste like ass.

i hate naomi too, she has a real shitty attitude, it makes her ugly. she doesent seem too bright either for some reason, and snotty as hell.

Baino said...

Honestly the woman is thick as two short bricks. "I didn't even know what a blood diamond was" Jesus, didn't she watch the movie. I hope she falls off her stilletoes.

Janice said...

I've had smoked salmond once but found it too salty.

I think Narcotics Anonymous would forgive you your food addiction.

NAOMI CAMPBELL is in love with herself. Ugh, I can't stand people like that.


Furtheron said...

What the hell is that all about - do you know even important news stories seem to need a celeb angle to ensure that they get airtime now... WTF!

Z said...

I love smoky tastes - I put it down to growing up in Lowestoft where the kipper is king. Or was anyway, when the richest people in town owned fishing fleets. I like them best whole, with heads on and bones in, because they have most flavour and juiciness.

Also I love bloaters, which are whole (ungutted) smoked herrings. I remember my mother cooking them as they came, but I'm a bit of a squeam and take out the innards. If there's a roe, I pop it back inside when I cook it and eat that too, however.

Around here, you can get whole smoked mackerel too which are really lovely, better than the fillets.

Gattina said...

I commented here, and answered your question about steno, but I see no comment appeared. I don't like kippers and Naomi Campell is not worthwhile to talk about.I think she just can't handle her job.Beauty is not everything.
I never learned steno for the simple reason that I never needed it. I got the instructions what to write and in what language and I wrote everything myself. I have no idea about steno.



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"Wir, Kinder vom Bahnhoff Zoo" by "Christiane F", memoir of a teenage heroin addict and prostitute, was a massive bestseller in Europe and is now a set text in German schools. Bahnhoff Zoo was, until recently, Berlin's central railway station. A kind of equivalent (in more ways than one) to London's King's Cross... Of course my local library doesn't have it. So I'm going to have to order it through a bookshop and plough through the text in German. I asked my druggieworker Maple Syrup, who is Italiana how she learned English and she said reading books is the best way. CHRISTIANE F: TRAILER You can watch the entire 120-min movie in 12 parts at my Random blog. Every section EXCEPT part one is subtitled in English (sorry: but if you skip past you still get the gist) ~ to watch it all click HERE.

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If you have a slow connexion and are unused to viewing multiscreen films on Youtube here's what to do: click the first one and play on mute, stopping and starting as it does. Then, when it's done, click on Repeat Play and you get the full entertainment without interruption. While you watch screen one, do the same to screens 2, 3 and so on. So as each bit finishes, the next part's ready and waiting.

Mexican Black Tar Heroin: "Dark End"

Khun Sa, whose name meant Prince Prosperous, had been, before his death in the mid 2000s, the world's biggest dealer in China White Heroin: "Lord of the Golden Triangle"

In-depth portrait of the Afghan heroin trade at its very height. Includes heroin-lab bust. "Afghanistan's Fateful Harvest"

Classic miniseries whose title became a catchphrase for the misery of life in East Asian prison. Nicole Kidman plays a privileged middle-class girl set up to mule heroin through Thai customs with the inevitable consequences. This is so long it had to be posted in two parts. "Bangkok Hilton 1" (first 2 hours or so); "Bangkok Hilton 2" (last couple of hours).

Short film: from tapwater-clear H4 in the USA to murky black Afghan brown in Norway: "Heroin Addicts Speak"

Before his untimely death this guy kept a video diary. Here's the hour-long highlights as broadcast on BBC TV: "Ben: Diary of a Heroin Addict". Thanks to Noah for the original link.

Some of the most entertaining scenes from Britain's top soap (as much for the poor research as anything else). Not even Phil Mitchell would go from nought to multi-hundred pound binges this fast: "Phil Mitchell on Crack" (just over 5 minutes).

Scientist lady shows us how to cook up gear: "How Much Citric?" Lucky cow: her brown is 70% purity! Oddly we never see her actually do her hit... maybe she got camera shy...

And lastly:

German documentary following a life from teenage addiction to untimely death before the age of 30. The decline in this girl's appearance is truly shocking. "Süchtig: Protokoll einer Hilflosigkeit". Sorry no subtitles; this is here for anyone learning German who's after practice material a little more gripping than Lindenstraße!

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