The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star by Nikki Sixx

When I first listened to Motley Crue, I was waaaaaay too young to understand anything except that I liked the way the music sounded. Looking back now, it is easy to see all of the crazy “drugs, sex, and rock ‘n roll” stuff that went right over my head before. After reading this book, nevertheless, it’s even crazier to think that Nikki Sixx was so far gone in his drug-induced hallucinations and paranoia. The diaries provide a window into the mind of a man who has lost himself to his drug addiction. And, while it was compelling in the “train wreck” sense of things, I think this diary can also serve as a drug awareness/anti-drug education tool. When you see how much money and fame he had, but that he only cared about the next high, it really helps to put drug addiction into perspective. If people think that taking drugs will help to make their life better, they need to see how drugs ruined a major part of Nikki’s life (and nearly took it as well).

Happy Reading!

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