Substance Abuse Reaction Paper

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There is a lot that I want to learn about substance abuse. I find that since the first initial class I have felt more at ease and want to be

involved with class discussions. I thought a lot about my own past with drugs, and want to figure out what I can do to help others find

the tools to make better decisions in their own lives. I started out using when I was about 14 with pot and it progressed into my 20’s.

I tried a little bit of this and that and in the process lost friends family and my son. I got to the point that I didn’t care about anyone,

not even myself. I finally awoke one day not wanting to live the life I had anymore, and I made a call to one of my only friends left. She

came and got me and I left Maine without a word to anyone. I quit drugs cold turkey and even though it was hard I was determined to

get my life back. I have been sober for 6 years now and I don’t ever want to go back. Many people with addiction problems don’t think

they have one, I certainly didn’t. It seems that each person is different, but the end result is still the same. Drugs no matter what form that they come in they are still wrong and destructive.

I believe that people don't get up every morning thinking that they want to be a drug addict, in my own case I didn't think it would happen to me.

I started using because in the begining I was curious and my friends were doing it.I started with marijauna and went on to use Exstasy and shrooms and LSD and pills.

I can honestly say I didn't think there was anything wrong with it, untill a girl I was using with ended up selling her entire DVD collection to buy more drugs and I stopped and realized that it had to stop.

My family stopped talking to me and my ex decided to keep me from seeing my son, which made me very angry but after I became sober , realized it was the best for him and myself.

I am glad that I had had an addiction pproblem, because it made me the person I am today. I...
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