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A Clouded Adolescence

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A Clouded Adolescence

My name is Nicholas. I have had problems with Marijuana, alchohol and nicotine. I haven't smoked pot in 215 days, and I haven't had a drink or a cigarette in 74. I am a college student, which often makes it difficult to maintain the commitment to sobriety. I began smoking pot innocently during my freshman year of high school, and it snowballed into something I eventually couldn't control. My ex girlfriend and her mother helped me to see the benefits of staying clean, and I stopped using. Since I have been clean, things are really looking up. I feel more accomplished in many ways, and I am doing very well as a son and a person in general. I am responsible, caring, and considerate, in ways that I could not be when I had a drug problem. I seek to continue my sobriety, and to further it with every chance that I can. I know that it will take work, every single day, in order to remain clean, and I am willing to do that work.?

Best of luck to everyone else,


Nicholas Patyk

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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1. Jane
keep up the great work!