It all started for myself at fifteen years old, smoking a little pot with some friends at school. Thinking all right, look at me, I’m cool. I’m really on top of things. I know it all.
Well I tried few other drugs over the years, nothing that I couldn’t handle or which would get out of control. To me I was just experimenting, expanding my mind. Well that was the start.
Never touched drugs for a number of years. Good job, nice house, life was good. I have had many accomplishments in my life; including winning a couple of provincial titles in varies competitions.
Now I sit here from a drug rehabilitation center writing you a short letter. Now at the age of 53.
Going through a divorce and getting depressed. I turned to drugs once again to help ease some of the pain. Saying I’m smart, I’ll never get addicted. It could never happen to me.
I almost lost my job, my house, everything I owned. Wasn’t eating well, and looking like hell. Didn’t care about anything or anyone including myself. Then one day I knew I would have to try to turn myself around and get my life back to order, or end up out on the street or worse dead.
No it couldn’t happen to me I’m smart.
Well after a lot of hard work and discipline I finally feel in control of myself for the first time in four years.
In those four years what did I do, nothing. Sat on my ass feeling sorry for myself doing nothing.
So before you try to be cool or just fit in. Think of this: the drug dealer doesn’t care about you. To him you are just a paycheck. The people your doing drugs with don’t care about you, they just want the drugs. Once the drugs are gone, the’re gone. These people aren’t your friends. Friend don’ let friends do drugs.
Who needs to care about you? You and your family.
Life is a beautiful gift; the world is full of interesting and wonderful thing.
Stay straight and keep off the drugs, you’ll find as you get older that you do fit in, you are cool.
Drug Free is Freedom.