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Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says he used to love the thrill of freebasing cocaine.

"I love that moment, right before I put the glass pipe to my lips," Sixx writes in his upcoming book "Heroin Diaries."

"The craving, the salivating, the excitement all feel fresh and innocent." And then, later in the book, he describes the pain: "I was in my closet with my grandfather's gun pointed at the door, needles and dirty spoons on the floor... terrified because people had slid under my front door like vapor and were in the house and were coming to get me." Read full article »

Elizabeth Cohen is a correspondent with CNN Medical News. Senior producer Jennifer Pifer and associate producer Sabriya Rice contributed to this report.

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