Feature - Opiate Addiction in America, Chapter One: A Heroin Story in Ohio
“The heroin doesn’t discriminate… poor, rich, women, men, black or white, for all it’s the same hell.”
I met Kay (not her real name) in the first LGBT “Sober House” in Cleveland. The house, a sanctuary for recovering drug addicts was opened back in July 2017 by Tony Correa, a former user himself. Those who come to the house have to quit using drugs altogether, it’s a space where they can get away from their usual surroundings and escape the influence of the wrong crowd.
The physical side effects of heroin actually occur for relatively short periods, there may be a few days, or even a week of pain...