I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. In 7th grade I became fascinated with drugs.  This led me to experiment with anything I could get my hands on.  I developed a "live fast, die young attitude". 

Drugs and partying pretty much defined my high school years. I had a love affair with using and my addiction continued until I was 21.

After being in rehab eight times, jail twice, and living my life as a junkie, I finally realized if I kept using I would die. I ended up going through long term treatment and learning to live a new way of life. 

My sobriety date is April 19, 2012.