Skinny Vinny | From a Homeless Heroin Addict Living in a Porta-Potty to Sober Home Supervisor, Viral Video Creator Working with Steve O, Bam Margera, and More...
Skinny Vinny Imperati opens up about his traumatic childhood, which began with losing his father, who was hit and killed on his motorcycle. His relationship with his mother was also tough, who suffers from a deep family history of addiction and alcoholism.
Skinny Vinny started using marijuana and eventually selling it to generate an income. Eventually, he began to go down a dark road that led him to use the gambit of substances. After a dentist visit that caused a great amount of pain, a friend gave him his first opioid. Vinny was hooked and that took him from prescription medication to snorting heroin and quickly moving to shooting up. During one of his lowest points of addiction, Vinny shares how he was homeless and living in a Porta-Potty for over two years. During times of hard weather, he would use the water and snow that accumulated below the Porta-Potty to mix with his heroin so that he could shoot up.
Vinny would eventually hit his rock bottom and seek the help he needed for sobriety to finally stick. After spending time in a sober living facility, Vinny went on to be in charge of the facility that he lived in. However, he knew he needed to pursue his passion for videography. Vinny has gone on to work and developed close friendships with the likes of Steve-O, Bam Margera, Dalton Dern, Zackass, and many others from the skate community. Now a champion for sobriety and substance abuse prevention, this is Skinny Vinny Imperati in his own words on Knockin’ Doorz Down.
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