It was in the early noughties when I first
got my bloods tested. I wasn't even thinking about hepatitis C at that
time, that wasn't on my radar at all. To be honest, I only got tested
because a number of other people in the methadone clinic I attended at
that time were getting tested. I had no idea that test would turn out to
be the turning point in my life and the reality check that I needed.
At this point, my lifestyle was
chaotic. This was down to my misuse of drugs and the type of life that
comes with taking that path.
issues with addiction started very early on, when I was 14. Like many
others from my area at the time, peer pressure to do drugs was a big
issue - like many teenagers
I suffered from low self-esteem and drugs were an appealing way to 'fit in'.
Labels: addiction, IDU, Ireland, Personal Stories