I started using drugs when I was 12 years old.  Like most people it started with pot, and as I got older the drugs changed.  By the end of highschool I was using cocaine (soft and crack), LSD, ecstasy, painkillers and benzos.  Well, shortly after highschool I started using heroin, I started sniffing it then started to shoot it.  I LOVED HEROIN!  I thought that I had finally found what I need.  After a few years of shooting dope everyday I realized that I was no longer in control of my using.  My entire life was heroin.  I was arrested many times and ended up in jail.  After leaving jail I went to a theraputic community where I stayed for nearly two years.  Well, I've been out for almost six months and I'm still clean.  Life is good without drugs or alcohol, and I've started relationships over with my friends and family.

thisisnolongerfun thisisnolongerfun
26-30, M
7 Responses Jan 13, 2009

I hope your still clean

He no longer uses this account but he is still clean!

It took a lot of guts to tell your story. Very admirable! If you don't mind me asking, what happened to make you start using at 12? I'm a parent and would like to know what I can do to keep my kids from going down that path.

LetMeGo2 was here! THANK YOU for sharing! TAKE CARE!!!

well done , you can be inspiring for people who think they can't stop drugs , and you can show them how life is better without it ....because you have very good experience with that .<br />
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*Life is good without drugs or alcohol, and I've started relationships over with my friends and family.* that's great !.<br />
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hope all the best for you ;)

You truly are an inspiring example of strength, self-reflection and courage...<br />
There's much more courage in this story than just the act of sharing it...<br />
Never try to forget yourself at your worst, or you very well may forget... but I believe you are no longer the man who went into the community and therefore beyond any weakness previously entertained by your former self.<br />
You have done great... keep it up!<br />
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Thank u for sharing your story. I am very happy that you were able to get over all that stuff. Congradulations and keep up the good work. :)

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