Growing Up In the 80's
Being a musician I have been around drugs my whole life. More than most people will see in a lifetime. Back in the 80's we actually had a guy who would roadie for us just so he could sell drugs to new people in the next town. Having said this, I never even had the slightest urge to try them myself. I got to see up close and personal just how messed up they could make you be so for me it was an easy choice. I never want to be so out of control that I can't remember where I am or what I've done.
If there is a funny part to this story it's that in the 80's I constantly found myself in the position of having to justify to people why I didn't do drugs; like my behavior was somehow abnormal. Even my best friend tried to talk me into it once. I threatened to punch him out. Thankfully he didn't become a regular user. Everyone has to make their own choices I guess, but I've never seen any good come of them.