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Losing Myself Thru Heroin Addiction

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Losing Myself Thru Heroin Addiction

I started using heroin in my mid-twentys. In May of 1996, I almost lost my life due to my addiction. I lost my right arm, shoulder bone, and both of my breasts due to an abscess which turned into a massive flesh-eating infection. At that time, I had to have a tracheostomy tube inserted due to me not being able to breathe on my own. I am now 53 years old, and completely free from my heroin abuse.If you're using heroin PLEASE REACH OUT FOR HELP AND STOP!!! The flesh-eating disease that I caught is still out there, and has caused many deaths of people that use heroin. Susan

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