Anthony was really open with me about his drug addiction.
Originally from Jersey, Anthony began taking drugs when he was 11. Initially, he was just smoking weed, but then he progressed to pills, alcohol, and cocaine. Anthony shared with me that he has tried to quit a bunch of times, but keeps going back because, in his words he ‘loves the rush of heroin.’ He also told me that you can buy a bag of Heroin in Jersey for $3 when it would cost you $10 in NYC.
When I asked him what kind of cut he would like, he said that he would like his haircut to look clean as he was heading to his mum that afternoon, in an attempt to put his addiction behind him. When I asked him if his Mum was going to help him he said, she had done in the past but now it was up to him.
Whilst cutting his hair, Anthony told he is tired of the streets and usually sleeps in the subway to keep warm. He had just taken his last dose of methadone, and has applied to a program to get clean. My heart goes out to you Anthony, I hope that you can move past this phase on go on to better times.
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