Former TV3 lightning technician in 1997, Eric ‘Addotey’ Addo, has opened up about how drugs have affected his life after a friend introduced him to it in High School.
Born at Adabraka to Ghanaian parents who were based in Hamburg, Mr Addo said he was fortunate enough to have experienced life abroad, adding that, he had a grandfather who was also a diplomat.
According to the 47-year-old, he met a friend called Big Johnny who introduced him to cocaine and his life has never been the same ever since he tried it.
The reason we were friends was that he is knowledgeable, he could answer a lot of questions.
I remember those days he would roll his ganja very slim and when I took I became weak; I didn’t know he was mixing it with cocaine.
Then one day he introduced me to some of his friends who were into it and they were on another level. I knew it was crack but I didn’t know there was addiction part to it, he said in an interview with SVTV Africa.
The first day, the feeling I had was like a car was about to hit me. They were even laughing at me. He gave me Fanta to drink and that calmed me down. The next day I wanted the same feeling.
He noted that he was able to stop after his parents sent him to a prayer camp but he went back to it due to addiction.
According to him, drug is very addictive, hence it will only take grace and a professional psychiatric centre to save an addict.
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