"Did I ever tell you about the first time I did heroin? I went down to Pedro’s basement. All sorts of characters were in the storage room shootin’ gallery. I was just gonna sniff a bag, but a guy says, "if you’re gonna sniff, you might as well pop it and if you’re gonna pop it you might as well mainline." I was scared of needles, but I gave in. It was like a long heat wave through my body. Any ache or pain or sadness or guilty feeling was completely flushed out."