If you ask me…Jordan Elliot

Jordan Elliot, a former drug misuser, uses Norcare’s service in Newcastle

Who has influenced you the most?

Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls.

Which professional has helped you most?

Barry at Addaction. He put me in touch with Norcare.

What one thing would you change about care services in your area?

There needs to be more accessible, safe and long-term accommodation for people who live on the streets.

What three words best describe you?

Silhouette, action, bombshell.

What event most changed your life?

Discovering heroin when I was 16.

What would you ban?

The right to ban things – I believe free choice is imperative.

What is your dream date?

A 1972 New York Dolls gig with Debbie Harry on my arm.

What is your favourite book and why?

Wonderland Avenue by Danny Sugerman because it’s full of tragic excessive rock ‘n’ roll debauchery.

What is your greatest achievement?

Giving up a heroin and crack habit, forming a rock band and still being alive.

When did you have the most fun?

Hanging out with the Manic Street Preachers on tour in 1993.

What makes you angry?


What is your favourite expression?

If it ain’t broke, break it.

How would you like to be remembered?

As a rocket-fuelled sleaze-rock demi-god.

And your most important lesson?

Stay off heroin.

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