My Biggest Mistake: Drugs and Alcohol
If I had the choice to choose, again, I would say I would never have tried drugs. It has been the biggest mistake in my life. It has caused me to get locked up, not go to school: It has caused me family problems I could not get out of. I started drinking at the age of 12, It was a “New Year’s Day Party”, and it really did not faze me then. But at the age of 14, after I had been drinking for two years; I passed out at a party and had to go to a hospital for alcohol-poisoning. That was one of three times that I was told at the hospital, that I was allergic to alcohol— but, that did not stop me from drinking.
My drug life began at the age of 13. First, I tried weed, which I smoked everyday! But I got tired of it and tried crystal (methamphetamine). Crystal had such an effect on me; at one-time, I went from 237 lbs. to 173 lbs, during the two years of me using. I tried “E” and coke before, but it was always crystal, weed and alcohol that always got me caught-up. I would get into fights; get dirty piss test; have family problems and the list goes on. But with everything that happened, I continued to use. I was going down the wrong road and did not know how to turn around.
Then one day, I stopped and realized, I was slowly loosing control of my life. Now, this should have been a turning point, but it was not. Because it did not, really hit me, until the year when my cousin OD’d (overdosed) in a motel room--all alone. She left behind; four kids and a husband. Now her kids will never see their mother again. It is a hard thing to stop something that you have been doing for so long, but it was a choice I had to make. I had realized if I even thought about making the choice of continuing to use, I had to ask myself, “Am I willing to deal with the consequences?” And my answer was, “It’s just not worth the high!”
I went back and thought about the first time I used and tried drugs, and tried to figure out what made me use—and I guess it was curiosity. It (drugs) had been around me since I was 10. I guess my curiosity got the best of me. I have had so many horrible experiences; while under the influence; but it took a death to wake me up.
I hope that reading this; will make someone think twice before using. Note. If you need help, there is help out there. Please find someone to talk to, to help you, and that will be there to support you, TODAY! Thanks for reading my story.
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