I was 17 when I started using cocaine and I was addicted instantly. I was 18 when I began noticing my drinking problem and 19 when I started using heroin. I had a boyfriend who was an addict and a very bad influence on me. I knew it wasn't the life I wanted, and after over 2 years together I left him to get clean. It's been 6 months since I've used at all and I wouldn't be alive today if i wouldn't have left the situation I was in.
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