OUT OF CONTROL HEROIN ADDICTION:
This shocking photo shows the terrible toll that heroin addiction has taken on 27-year old Rachael Keogh. Now, she could face the prospect of having both her ravaged arms amputated because her flesh is eaten away.
She says, “It’s an absolute nightmare.
I’m terrified of losing my arms but the doctors had warned me. “I just can’t stop using. I don’t have the strength to do it on my own.”
Rachael started injecting heroin when she was only 16-and more than a decade of abuse has destroyed the veins in her arms.
She adds, “Because I’ve been using for so long, I literally have no veins left. I’d be searching around for veins and you can easily mistake a capillary for a vein. They are so small, they can’t handle heroin. What happens, the heroin burns through them and I literally have dead flesh all over my arms. It really upsets me.”
Although Rachael has attempted to kick the habit several times, she has always slipped back into addiction.
Source: “The Sun”