From Most Likely To Succeed To College Drop Out And Addicted To Coke..
My name is Landon, and im 22 years old. I live in a fairly small town called Lexington, Tn. I grew up here all my life, and excelled in sports and academics. My dream was to play college football, but after a back injury near the end of my senior season i knew that dream wasn't going to be possible. I felt a huge void in my life as soon as football ended. Me and my other football buddies soon started experimenting with marijuana. An older guy that was about 21 at the time introduced it to us. It all seemed fun and harmless at the time, but of course drugs are never harmless. Soon i was staying out at all hours of the night sometimes all night without letting my mother know anything of where i was. i went off to college a utm.. all i cared about was smoking and drinking.. i failed out and for the first time in my life felt like a failure. My senior year i was voted most likely to succeed yet hear i stood the very next year already failed out of college. this failure propelled my drug habits into trying other drugs.. like cocaine and shrooms. things got worse lost all my money i had saved. me and my dad got into a fight and we were both hurt really bad. we went through the front window and it cut an artery in my arm. i moved in with my uncle and then i met a girl who 3 months later i married. we got our own place and i was off drugs for 2 months. i got back into college at the local community college and was working at the time. and we stayed married for 2 years. One day i came home and bam...she was gone had packed everything and left me.. i was distraught. She blamed it all on my **** addiction.. i looked at **** like once a month so i wouldnt call it a bad addiction but never the less yet again i had lost something i loved and wanted due to an addiction. Felt like a failure.. relapsed. Its been a little over a year now since she left and ive been sober except for alcohol for 7 months. Im trying to find my drive and the old me. Ive dug myself a small hole but im thankful for my family who never gave up on me and that im still alive and able to recover.. God Bless