A FORMER heroin addict has revealed that he is tired of people asking him what the drug feels like.
48-year-old Wayne Hayes has been clean for four years, but whenever he reveals his drug history people will eventually ask him what it felt like to take heroin.
He said: “It usually takes them two or three conversations with me but they inevitably ask. I say it felt awful, it took my home, my friends and my dignity.
“Then they say, ‘No, what did the actual heroin feel like?’
“I say it was like a nice warm bath. One that takes away your home, your friends and your dignity.
“Then they do a ‘sad face’ and run off to tell all their friends what heroin is like.”
Hayes’s work colleague Martin Bishop said: “Since watching Trainspotting on DVD I’ve always wondered what junk feels like, and getting Wayne to talk about it probably helps with his therapy or whatever.
“When I finally get him to spill the beans I always make a caring face and touch his shoulder, even though I’m quite excited.”