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Keith Richards' 'high quality' survival
Keith Richards claims he survived years of heroin abuse because he never got too greedy.
The Rolling Stones guitarist was a user of the deadly class A drug, also known as dope, for ten years until 1979, but said he was always sure to control how much he took and always consumed "high quality" drugs.
Keith - who was also a heavy user of cocaine and alcohol at the same time - writes in his autobiography 'Life': "It's not only the high quality of drugs I had that I attribute my survival to. I was very meticulous about how much I took. I'd never put more in to get a little higher.
"It's the greed involved that never really affected me. People think once they've got this high, if they take some more they're going to get a little higher. There's no such thing. Especially with cocaine.
"Maybe that's a measure of control and maybe I'm rare in that respect. When I was taking dope, I was fully convinced that my body is my temple. I can do anything I want with it and nobody can tell me yea or nay."
The 'Paint It Black' rocker also said people often mistakenly think he is still a heroin user, which upsets him.
He added: "People think I'm still a goddamn junkie. It's 30 years since I gave up the dope."
Keith also discussed his relationship with the band's frontman Mick Jagger, saying he was "very jealous of me having other male friends", but dismissed any rumours of a rift caused by his new book - which discusses their arguments in detail.
He added to Rolling Stone magazine: "He was a bit peeved about this and that, but . Mick and I are still great friends and still want to work together.
"Can you imagine if life went along smoothly and everybody agreed? Nothing would happen. There'd be no blues."Posted on 14 Oct 2010 09:45 to category : Band / Celebrity News
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