Dear Young Adults,
My name is Jason and I am a 22 year old heroin addict sitting in rehab. I started using drugs right out of elementary school at 13 years old thinking it would give me an easier time fitting in and growing up.
Once I started fitting in I still continued to use drugs anyways. I became more dependant and could never get high enough. Soon my life evolved around taking meth to have energy and doing heroin to fall asleep. I could not function normally without chemicals.
As soon as I had no stability and lost all sense of reasoning I quit all my jobs, left my family and set out to stay high. That didn’t last long and I ended up in here in rehab.
I’m finding that not only is sobriety the key to life but being able to just be comfortable without inebriation is the highest high. If you become dependant on having a clean environment, a good job, friends who motivate you, and a strong integrity towards living positively you will find you won’t need to fill your head with a false reality that you think is more ideal and easier to live in.