I was 13 when I took my first Ecstasy tab

When I was 13 I took my first Ecstasy tab and started taking them every weekend. From them I moved on to amphetamine and then taking lines of Coke, I was doing Coke from 16-18.

I then moved to North Lincolnshire from my home town of Macclesfield and got mixed up with my mums friends. When I was 19 I was offered heroin when I was drunk, and was soon taking it every day. I was using daily until I was 23 years old.

It got in the way of the things I wanted to do with my life. It has lost me good friends and messed with my health. The other drugs had not seemed to be a problem. It was the heroin and crack, that was really the worst I have ever been I would steal from shops to get my drugs.

I have not touched heroin for 2 years and it does not come into my head, I have just come off my methadone and use the skills I have learnt through my recovery and now believe I will NEVER use again, my life is much better without it.

Published 26th January 2013

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