Homeless man talks openly about being addicted to heroin. We have an opioid crisis in America.

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This one hits close to home for me. I was Keith's age when I was homeless in Hollywood and I was addicted to drugs with no end in sight. Keith is open about being addicted to heroin. When the market crashed Keith lost his job in the housing industry. He was addicted to pain killers and started to use heroin because it was cheaper. Before you judge Keith you should know drugs like heroin and crack cocaine will completely take your life away. Alcohol can too, but drug addiction is much worse. Keith talks very candid about the grip of heroin on a life. It takes your life away. Keith may sound like he enjoys street life, but really listen to what he is saying. He is not happy and wants to get out. Listen to his first wish. He just does not know how to stop heroin. __________________________________________________ Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/c/invisiblepeople?sub_confirmation=1 Invisible People’s website: http://invisiblepeople.tv Support Invisible People: https://invisiblepeople.tv/donate On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/invisiblepeople Invisible People’s Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/invisiblepeople https://twitter.com/invisiblepeople https://www.instagram.com/invisiblepeople https://www.facebook.com/invisiblepeopletv Mark Horvath’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/hardlynormal About Invisible People: Since its launch in November 2008, Invisible People has leveraged the power of video and the massive reach of social media to share the compelling, gritty, and unfiltered stories of homeless people from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The vlog (video blog) gets up close and personal with veterans, mothers, children, layoff victims and others who have been forced onto the streets by a variety of circumstances. Each week, they’re on InvisiblePeople.tv, and high traffic sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, proving to a global audience that while they may often be ignored, they are far from invisible. Invisible People goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages can understand, and can’t ignore. The vlog puts into context one of our nation’s most troubling and prevalent issues through personal stories captured by the lens of Mark Horvath – its founder – and brings into focus the pain, hardship and hopelessness that millions face each day. One story at a time, videos posted on InvisiblePeople.tv shatter the stereotypes of America’s homeless, force shifts in perception and deliver a call to action that is being answered by national brands, nonprofit organizations and everyday citizens now committed to opening their eyes and their hearts to those too often forgotten. Invisible People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way we think about people experiencing homelessness.

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Road Man : In a weird way, this guy is an inspiration.

bobs'r'vegana : I'm addicted to heroin, i lost my dog, I lost my girlfriend 3 wishes later: I want to not be addicted to heroin, I want my dog back, I want my cat back.

brenden whiteley : he asks for his dog and cat back instead of unlimited money or a mansion - this is a smart mans answer. He knows he can attain the money or whatever else he wants on his own, but the power of a limitless wish extends beyond material ownership. he cant buy just his old cat or dog back, especially if they are dead. he asks to forget opiate addiction, instead of just going back to before he was addicted, because he wants to earn his way back into society and wants to remember his past, or be able to grow from it. this is a strong mans answer.

hassanistheone : this guys self esteem is higher than most bank managers

jetter820 : Notice, he didn't wish for his girlfriend back.

David : I could listen to that guy talk for hours. That was somehow refreshing to hear.

yesplease : Damn. Dude looks and speaks as intelligently as any professional developer working in Silicon Valley. Hope he kicked the addiction.

Zian : when lowrider started playing and he was talking about his life, the video became too real for me to watch

Michael Esarey : This is a guy with a ton of potential who could've had a very different life with a slightly different set of circumstances

SmilieTheSneakerHead x : This man actually turned his life around a few months ago. Works at a coffee shop down fairfax

Perceived Villian : Sadly this guy does seem really good at rationalising to himself why he’s ok and can’t change. Sometimes being smart makes you a really bad addict. I hope you get sober someday buddy!

Long Unstrung : People calling him stupid, are you aware that highly intelligent people have a much higher tendency to try drugs/alcohol, and becoming addicted.

Justin Holmes : " when the pain pills got too expensive....." is what hit home for me. Heroin is cheaper but way deadlier.

Nate Jones : Most clear thinking drug addict I’ve ever heard speak.

AlmightyShak : 2011 video looks like it was shot in 2018

Oreo Emesis : Finally someone who is fucking honest. I can respect this man.

yeezy alt : Poor Kip, he must really miss La Fawnduh

z1x : All this while Low Rider is playing in the background

Raafee Khan : He is 100% mentally capable. He will get his life together soon inshallah.

gentooboy : He looks like he is about to hack into the mainframe.

edward harris : Honest addict, he has already takin his first step. Acknowledgement. Dude you rock and i wish you the best...much love

Sebastian Lund Nielsen : When your country villifies drug users, how do we expect them to get better? Just help them. Instead of throwing them in prison.

papapapist : Brutal honesty I always appreciate a functioning addict who suffer no illusions

William Zhao : beats being homeless and without drugs.

Mike B : Doesn't want the girl back. There's a story!

thetedmang : Poor guy, his whole message got lost as soon as that car playing low rider drove by.

TheMastaDark Foxxy : No one: Me: *Sees title* Is that Demi Lovato?

Jonathan Jacob : 0:17 "I could probably get of the streets if I tried a little bit harder, applied my self." Thank you for being honest.

Ratcaller : This guy is amazingly zen about the whole situation. Hes doing a bad thing but he realizes the whole concept of it. Impressive.

Singularity : doesn't actually sound so bad being a homeless junkie

Eric Hoberg : Gotta love Lowrider playing in the background

greg cooke gregy : Some people get addicted to the life style around the drugs , they go hand in hand.

Edric Westman : He's that 1/10 homeless person you see every once in a while who's IQ is higher than most non-homeless people you meet and his head is screwed on tighter too, despite the fact that he's constantly doped up.

Queleimporta Pene : "...I still eat better and live better than 95% of the worlds population...". That is a smart man right there.

snstr : I would definitely like to hear from him more. I wish he had a youtube channel.

El OnTheBass : Cool dude. Wishing him only the best.

C John : Love the way lowrider is playing in the back while he's talking about how his life went to shit

jayandjade dillon : for a homeless junkie... this guy is woke

Moe D : Got that 80s-90s serial killer look

Diego Mesa : HACKERMAAANNNN!!!! LOVED YOU IN KUNG FURY

Joshua Flores : Hackerman?

Gregory M. Peters, MD : Man said he still eats better than 95% of the worlds population. Its probably not 95% but, he's right. He's got it better than some. Good conversation.

Ian Moore : This man is real with himself and doesn't rationalize his behavior. I'm proud and I have so much hope for him.

bartsch90 : Not sure if Hipster or homeless

Mattis Asdf : 5:30 Ok let's not try opiates

Bustedknuckles47 bustedknuckles47 : Totally agree on not getting a good night's sleep since being sober! Its the MAIN reason I got high in the first place.

anon ymous : I've seen this video a few times...it's just amazing how real the dude is.

Stefan A.H. : This guy is actually a very wise man. Life is really what you make it, in every way!

Peter Petterssen : He seems healthier than me in my home.. with a job