“I have been homeless since I was 18. The first time I tried heroin it made me really sick but I still enjoyed it. After a few days of using it I was addicted. I was spending about 250 euro’s a day on drugs. At some point I weighed 45 kilos. I lived like a rat. I was sleeping on cartons, in tents or garages and under staircases. Sometimes during a bad bad trip, I thought about the man who had sexually abused me as a child. In the middle of the night I would scroll through the yellow pages, calling everyone with his surname hoping to find him. I wanted him to know what he had done to me. It didn’t change anything but I was just so angry..” (¾)

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