At what age did you first use drugs?
When did substance abuse first become a problem?
The first time I used. I felt as though a void had opened up and the only way to feel normal was to use more.[*]
When did you realise that you had a problem?
At about 16. I was constantly in search of more drugs. My life had become unmanageable and I was always in trouble with the law.
Would you consider yourself to be an addict?
Could you have stopped using drugs on your own?
No. I tried so many times but to no avail.
How did you confront your drug problem?
When I was 21 I booked myself into a Rehabillitation Centre. I spent 5 months there undergoing extensive therapy. It was there that I realised that I was an addict before I evan picked up my first drug, and that I need ongoing support in order to keep myself safe and off the drugs.
Is this me?