Addiction. The title of my life. I'm Sabrina . I'm 14 years young. My addiction started when I was eight years old. I was raped by my father. I was looking for some kind of escape from my life. I found it with drugs. It all started from smoking a bowl with my bestfriend. I lived in a rich community, and she stole her pot from her parents. We made it a weekly thing. Smoke and eat and smoke and then do school work. We went from weekly to daily. Then I started hanging out with older kids and doing acid. I started by taking 2 to 3 tabs. By the 2nd month I was doing 8 tabs a week. That ended badly because I was introduced to cocain through acid. When I snorted my first line I found my love. I learned to free base coke and use needles. By 13 years old I was using daily. Then I moved onto crack. I used to smoke once a month to daily. I couldn't even get out of bed without it. Then I started my freshman year and turned 14. Me and my best friend got cought selling crack in school. And they had to do a pshyciatric evaluation and I was sent to a mental hospital. That's when I disclosed that I was raped by my father. I was shipped from placement to placement. I started using heroine cause everybody in placement did. My counciler at my placement noticed my needle marks and she sent me to a rehab. I had to go through a 5 day detox over christmas. Once I was sent to the rehab the girls there harrased me and called me a fat ugly peice of crap. That's when I started attempting suicide. And cutting. I tried hanging myself and then they sent me to another mental hospital. I was then 3 months clean. I finally got sent home after 9 months of being locked away. I'm still clean to today and I attend?NA meetings daily. I hope to soon be able to sponsor girls like me who have went through hell.
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