Pete Doherty Continues to Battle Heroin Addiction
Troubled Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty, 27, told a judge in court that he plans to get a Naltrexone implant in his abdomen. Doherty, who dated model Kate Moss, has openly used heroin and cocaine for years. He has had Naltrexone implants in the past but has always gone back to using drugs. Naltrexone blocks opioid receptors in the brain, thereby taking the pleasure out of opiate drugs and removing the reason to take them in the first place. Let's hope Pete does better this time around.
District Judge Jane McIvor said that even though Doherty has impressed his doctors with his progress she is still waiting for his first negative test result, but she did recommend that he only be drug tested once a week, rather than twice a week, the Sky News report said.
Meanwhile, Sylvain Sylvain, former New York Dolls guitarist and cousin to fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, has warned Doherty to stop taking heroin. He warned that it would take his life just like it took bandmate Johnny Thunders back in 1991:
He got married to heroin. "It's a shame because he was the best songwriter I ever met." He adds of BABYSHAMBLES frontman Doherty, "I see a lot of Johnny in that kid. He's a great talent. "But heroin will take him away from the songs just like Johnny, because she is a bitch and that's what she does."