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The Bottom

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The Bottom

The bottom looked so appealing when I was out there using. I use to think this isn't so bad. As long as I do pills instead of crack I will be fine. Or how about I will snort crack not smoke it because I don't want to be on a street corner. ?Although my bottom didn't consist ? Of standing on a corner, towards the end I almost lost myself for good.

My addiction started out slow...I was a 14 yr old wild child angry at the world. I remember drinking alcohol and smoking weed before that about the age of 8. By the age of 14 a new drug called X hit the streets. I wanted to try it so I could escape away from the reality of my own life. So me and my girlfriends dived in nose first. And let me tell you it was everything I could ever hope for. ?From that point on I graduated from the commonality to the big leagues. Every weekend we were raving and loving it. ?By the time I hit 15 I was in full "F u, I don't owe you anything" mode and loving it. Who could stop me now? ? When life became too simple for me in little Ohio I decided to seek out my addict mother in the big apple to chase my American dream. ?I wanted to be a professional dancer you know..not a stripper... I was a tap, jazz, ballet type of girl. ?I arrived in New York City in February of 1999 ready to begin again. ?I had so many hopes and dreams....

This Story of Hope was created in celebration of recovery and to let families know that there are pathways to hope and healing. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who are struggling with their son or daughter's substance use. Please consider sharing this page so that families know where to turn to for help, and that there is always hope.

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