Josh grew up in Derbyshire, the United Kingdom, with his mother, father and younger sister. He lived a lavish life, partying and studying in tandem. He is an alumnus of the University of Nottingham, where he would move to with his childhood sweetheart, Jenny. He worked as a registered nurse full-time for five years. During this period of affluence, he began using opioids, which spiralled into an addiction to heroin, benzodiazepines and cocaine. Unable to maintain his addiction and nursing, he lost his dream job and headed for destruction. At 27, he recovered from addiction and graduated as a barber. He kept journals throughout; this is his journey from professional to addict and survivor. He now resides with his much-loved fiancée Jenny and Cat Diekin, his soulmates scars and all.
The Cruise Vacation
The Cruise Vacation takes readers on a wild ride through the highs and lows of addiction, as told through the unfiltered lens of a former nurse turned drug addict. From the hectic pace of a UK hospital to the dizzying rush of snorting, injecting and smoking any narcotic he could get his hands on, t...