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Key down your life.
That's a shocker that is to me -- -- in reading your new book that the heroin diaries.
I'm not surprised -- shocked yeah.
Yeah I mean it was twenty years ago that it was her -- it.
I still -- -- as you account to start in here these diaries it's rather stunning.
You know what I felt the diaries to hear the news so important to publish them.
To show that part of addiction.
Because it was a recovery and to show that part of addiction Soviet.
Sort of -- glamorize it you know throw myself under the wheels of us don't make myself look pretty.
But able to write my -- story.
That is success and his glamorous where man now and also you know learning a lot about myself in the interment in all the years since then.
It's going back psychologically to the core what it's like to be -- with abandonment issues.
Being homeless and how you fill that hole you -- with drugs and alcohol in my case non -- never -- case but it could be violence could be sex so what's a lot of different.
Things you know so it's not only their recovery part of it treatment and it's.
Getting therapy and getting help -- those original issues are you you saw this in a sort of in king did you become an act.
You know I dived headfirst into addiction.
No governor no bricks I went straight forward and I know now that it was because I felt bad.
I felt bad you with success I felt bad we're seeing in the news now.
You know lot of celebrities there are crashing.
Depression and addiction got many feel good.
Drugs fill a hole temporarily.
If and you know as it's funny because if you don't go back and if you don't actually get some support some treatment.
And go back in fear what it is you know it's kind of continuing on in -- an annoying and you could do this for 203040.
That's part -- why some people by the age rehab take and so it just doesn't.
Well one of the most important thing recognize hand as well a lot of community he reinforcement.
And the other thing to recognizes that you didn't powerfully reinforce and I collect sent.
-- called the substances the community.
I support it tries to not taking treatment.
And number case.
And is Mickey's.
Experienced he's described earlier today and I are recovering -- session.
You do ultimately.
That it -- on -- because -- the -- -- -- -- -- You know a perfect world I would tell you twenty years.
You know part of recovery sometimes is free laps.
Has been six years I've been off heroin for twenty years.
A sober for a few years in the end.
Slipped come back on -- we're back on.
You know I don't even sit here -- ago but really had a twenty years have been so overeat.
Take my lumps take responsibility for any mistakes I've made and it's been six years six and a half years playing.
Six and have your own daughter was saying her age.
And I'm really proud of that time because it's truly -- time it's not just dry it's not.
For me this is a year -- life of giving back between 5% of the proceeds of this book going to covenant house to help kids at risk youth on the street.
It's it's an important time for you haven't -- -- to lead triggered stood did drugs it's there -- ghetto of that.
I'm not so pompous to say that you can get over I've got to tell you I don't.
But I -- -- -- to stabilize today and I do everything I need to do to ensure that there is the best -- can be.
But I'm never going to be.
Have so much bravado right retirement -- -- roomful of people who are.
Making it look glamorous again and think and I'll be okay long term yeah you know among -- Iraq rural -- to rock bands must invent the hugely successful and in Iraq at all bands we like giant.
Yes -- Motley crew of 6 AM in.
I'm -- I think I see it I'm backstage I see it all the time in I choose to have my own dressing room.
-- choose have my own tour bus.
And I am not going to tell anybody else what to do it for life you know I don't enable people the same time that it that's important part of setting up.
Boundaries to you know enable people to crossed into your world and make -- comfortable and we each have our own decisions.
In reading your diaries and -- she really didn't someone who really bottoming out -- to stop or will struggle it's hard to sort of read the book at the same time.
You look at your enormous success how how we simultaneously.
Addicts are pretty creative people.
Edited music and -- it it doesn't make any sense meaning it'll look at look at some of those.
Are people in history that they have -- I think that's an important thing people used to feel good to feel better and during that time before I think -- -- Darn funny you bottom they're able to produce -- think it would -- there it was cheap.
Let you do it but in Jimmy Hendrix liquid used influence woes BO.
And did you know we are here you're obviously alive Keith Richards leaned that means it's stunning that he says I mean he certainly a lot of them stunning that there a lot of you know.
Some people can do -- -- most of -- can't.
I can tell you what's behind -- where one.
Might say it was -- -- I can tell you which one thing.
I don't think it's my job I think it's my job so here today doctor Clark to greet people and I've gotten to meet.
A -- awareness you know its recovery months.
September I think that's something to celebrate.
You think that there's a lot of really exciting.
Initiatives being put into place I support.
That's the best you can do on my level as a celebrity you know.
There's there's so many different people involved plugging into this issue -- so many different levels it's it's almost like we have a lot of soldiers going into war.
When -- -- seen a lot of young people now celebrities and picked up from from such a sort of being the ordinary course of for some celebration.
Is that drugs and alcohol.
I don't think.
It's actually contribute to the problem any practices people.
Have a problem.
Paris treatment cannot proceed and the peace.
The last to know usually is that the alcoholic as the last one to know all right well let everybody else seems to -- and nobody says that you.
-- this you know and that's inhumane.
Andre thinks so we're in an impression that we let you go lucky.
Okay and I -- to wear off for whatever reason but why why were you ever say I would drug addict I think but it is something about this why you wasn't that he's.
But I I think -- you know we're all here for a reason and I think when might be a little bit higher reason then just being a rock band.
So than me you know take.
This song of the same passion -- took a rock and roll and I still Lou.
But it back to you know what you were saying.
I look at my life.
And I see enable us.
Because they're scared of things and this is entertainment business I can't speak of all the different business has -- just my experience.
What happens if the record company and -- manager says.
And stands up to them and they get fired.
Let's get replaced figure replaced because you're asking.
Adolescent who's under the influence to make an adult decision.
And so these people -- become an eight dollars.
And I understand let's be very fine line they have families they have mortgages.
They don't want to tell some young starlets issues out of control and they get fired and then service 50% of millions of dollars a year.
So it's it's a sticky place for these people to be as -- as if there was more the United front in my business I thought wow.
The manager the agent in the record company all sit down together so what release your records we won't book you're tumors and we won't.
-- she were support -- anything you want to do -- even the business managers you're completely cut off.
You might be able to make a difference this and his people's lives before they peer pressure Bernard di.
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