Sixx bassist and founding member of glam rock band Motley Crue has just released his book, The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rockstar (MTV Books/ Simon & Schuster), which chronicles his journey into heroin addiction, alcoholism, and depression, using his personal journal entries from his highest days as a rockstar.
These days, Sixx is alive and sober, but he admits that getting to that point has been a lifelong struggle.
Sixx explains, I was pre-wired to be addictive, and addiction is a disease. Ive had to cut a lot of people out of my life to get back on track, people who watched me die and didnt give a fþþþ. Its hard to make choices about your friends, but if theyre making you sink lower, theyre no good for you.
And while Sixx is strong in his sobriety, he admits there are times when he doesnt understand how its so easy for some people.
He says, Ill be with my friends at dinner and see them have one glass of wine and Im always impressed. I think if that was me 20 years ago, Id drink four bottles of wine and be humping my dog!
Sixxs book, along with The Heroin Diaries soundtrack are now available in stores.
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