“I cannot accurately convey to you the efficiency of heroin in neutralising pain. It transforms a tight, white fist into a gentle, brown wave.” Here’s a very well-written and interesting piece from Russell Brand: My life without drugs.

+ “The first time Tom Walker experimented with heroin he was 19 — and it made him sob. New to Southern California, the college freshman became euphoric when the chronic pain that plagued him from a sports injury years earlier, disappeared. ‘It was amazing. It was a feeling of coming home,’ he says. As the anxiety he’d been facing for a lifetime began to disappear, too, tears of joy welled up in his eyes. ‘I sobbed from pure, all-encompassing relief.'” From The Daily Beast: The White Collar Heroin Problem.