ADDICTION: “Ice” ( crystal methamphetamine)
Erik had a promising start as a kickboxer and fighter as a teenager but lost it due to drugs. He started on cocaine, moved to crystal meth, did heroin for 5-6 years, then moved back to ice and is now addicted. He kicked heroin in jail and has not returned to it, but when he got out, friends gave him some ice, and he was hooked. Again.
Erik does day labor when he can get it. He does have skills as a painter and roofer. He has been lucky; track marks are his only physical wounds from 15 years of addiction.
He is being assessed for the Sojourners treatment program – he wants to get clean and says he will commit to a program if he can get into one.
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