I’ve been to enough parties and have done enough drugs myself to know the risks of abuse. I saw one of my closest friends overdose on heroin, people/friends I partied with become addicted to meth and watched myself become addicted to prescription medicines. I am clean now, and as much as I would love to go back to my old ways I’m focusing on school and making my future bright. Not saying that you cant go out and party, but just be safe. Like I’ve said, I lost many friends from simple “one time” drugs. I’ve lost some of my closest friends to a needle hidden in their wall with a liquid substance that means more to them than family. I saw friends and family members go to prison for their drug use. Trust me when I say running from the cops isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. This life isn’t the one you want.

Karen, Florida