Flea Shares His Struggle With Opiates In An Open Letter

The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist details his opiate addiction in an open letter for ‘TIME.’
Flea shared details of his experience with opiate addiction in an open letter for TIMEAs part of their series, “The Opioid Diaries,” the Red Chili Peppers bassist recounts drugs as a constant in his life. Flea was completely candid about his experience, saying that drugs had always been around him and that he’d started using at a young age. “I started smoking weed when I was eleven, and then proceeded to snort, shoot, pop, smoke, drop, and dragon chase my way through my teens and twenties,” Flea wrote in TIME.

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