Friday, June 20, 2014

Eli

IMG_9102 Eli


Eli, 24
E: I uh....was in uhh...drug rehabilitation and I left. And my parents said, “That’s it. You’re done. You’re on your own.” I’m from Missouri though. Missouri doesn’t really have a lot of treatment. I went to rehab here in Austin. I’ve been to a bunch of them though here in Texas.

V: What drugs?

E: What do you have? No....uh, a lot of methamphetamine and cocaine.
...I just kept f***ing up. It was going to be like a year and a half long, and I was just like, I can’t do that. I just got out of rehab for a year. I can’t do another one. So I left...I was taking a bed for someone who could have actually...wanted to be there.

V: So how long have you been out of rehab and homeless...on the streets?

E: I like traveler, it’s a little nicer...a little softer.

V: So are you traveling?

E: I don’t know, I’m thinking about it. I don’t have anything better to do.

V: So when did you get out of rehab?

E: I left on...last...last Friday. So a week today.