Chapter 1 "Peering into Madness"
Lightbulb dangles from the ceiling, all cracked like a road map, flashing lights from the Lincoln Hotel, neon shadows dancing on the wall. Young man came down to Beale Street, wanna shake hands with the blues. Met 'em head on like a freight train, young man never going to be the same. There ain't no easy way out...(from "No Easy Way Out" by Danny Brooks)
I had been up over three or four days on this particular "speed run" with a few other speed addicts in my basement apartment, where I dealt speed. It was a long, low and drab tenement building with no shrubbery or flowers or lawn for that matter, in a rough blue collar neighborhood....
Miracles for Breakfast: How Faith Helped Me Kick My Addictions Danny Brooks ISBN: 978-0-470-15413-7 http://ca.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470154136.html