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Scott Weiland is an addict. Some of you might know him as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots (STP). Others might be aware that he's currently in Velvet Revolver. But for a major portion of his life, he was devoted to heroin. Thats what certain drugs do to certain people. Sometimes people seek out these unnatural highs to expand their minds. And sometimes they get addicted. Because the drug does this thing to them that they have never felt before. Every person has a different reaction to drugs.

Scott Weiland spent a lot of his life feeling like there was a void in him. Like something was missing. Then he found drugs. Or drugs found him. Heroin was the ultimate. Here's what he has to say: "Complete warmth went all over my body. I was consumed...There's a golden glow that goes from your fingers all the way through every appendage and into the pit of your stomach. That’s what it felt like to me, slamming dope for the first time. Like I'd reached enlightenment. Like a drop of water, rejoining the ocean. I was home."

But these magnificent highs are not as high as the lows are low. You are swimming in the beautiful ocean, and you catch the fin of a dolphin. And right now the dolphins are playful. They carry you down a few feet and then they jump out of the water a few feet. You fly for a few feet. That was great, but just a few feet? You know dolphins can jump much higher than that. So does the dolphin.

So you let go of the dolphin and float. The dolphin swims deep down into the ocean, because the only way to fly higher is to pick up speed and to pick up speed, he needs room to build that speed. You see the dolphin coming back up and you’re ready to grab hold, and you try but he’s moving way too fast for you to get a grip. You watch as he soars without you.

The dolphin dips back into the water and disappears for a time. Then he swims back to you. You both know that to you have to be with the dolphin the whole time, or you won’t fly as high as you want to. You take a deep breath and grab on as hard as you can. The dolphin dives. You sink deeper. It feels like you’re falling into the ocean. You hold on tighter. You reach depths unimaginable. The weight of the ocean is encompassing and impossible to lift. Then the dolphin turns up and you rise. You rise higher and faster and the ocean is letting go of you, pulling back, parting for you. You can’t breathe but you don’t care. And just when you think your lungs and heart are going to stop you break through the water and you fly and you breathe the most beautiful air you have ever breathed and you let go. You let go. And float.
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From: laxblackbelt Date: April 18th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like you would get the Bends from the extream speed of pessure changes.
hippy_surf_laxr From: hippy_surf_laxr Date: April 18th, 2005 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
i've got a vlad addiction!

ow ow!
usmcvixen From: usmcvixen Date: April 18th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)

I don't mind

"...you breathe the most beautiful air you have ever breathed and you let go. You let go. And float."

In 21 years, you have surpassed the wisdom, passion and influence of most men I have ever known. I have known heroes. I have known the men people sing of in ballads. You are the kind of hero who changes lives.
swedishcook From: swedishcook Date: April 18th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
This isn't a personal testimony, is it???
From: truthseeker18 Date: April 18th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should stop now while the choice is still yours to make...I'm worried about you
adlucem From: adlucem Date: April 19th, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
You make some of the most consistantly interesting LJ posts.
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