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A New Me

My name is Aimee and I live DC. In elementary school I was the perfect straight A student with the best attendance. But starting freshman year in highschool I was falling off. I realized being the good girl that I was known as was not fun and cool. I began skipping school and I hung out with a different crowd of people. When I was first offered to smoke marijuana I was unsure but then I thought, this is a one time only what harm can it do? After that day I always smoked weed, most of my money went to weed and the money for food when I had the "munchies". I even started to drink. I was never satisfied, I always either had to smoke or drink or I felt I was nothing. They both became an addiction. I skipped school so much in highschool I finally got kicked out. Getting kicked out then made me have some type of heart. I was careless when I did drugs but I knew I had some potential in me for the future. So I moved and lived with my grandma for a year and I knew I changed into a completely new person. I felt good about myself and didn't care if I was called a nerd. I just shrugged it off & said that at least I'll have a better reputation and win more money on my own in the future. I never knew I could change after the strong addiction I had. Im glad I did.

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January 27, 2013 | DEB

I thank you for sharing your story i will be sending this story to my 15 year daughter, your story is what my daughter is living now, it hurts to see her like this, i hope and pray, she stays alive and has the same ending story as yours. You’ve given me hope and i thank you.

January 26, 2013 | john monckton

Well done Aimee, you’re one of the lucky ones that learned at a young age, and were able to stop before addiction stole your life. Keep up the good work.

January 25, 2013 | Anna

well done sweetheart. I was a hardcore junkie and im still in recovery. Sobriety is the best high of my life yet. Although I fell into the trap of much harder drugs, you still deserve all the great things ahead of you for getting out while it was pot and alcohol. I know to some that can be as tough as cocaine and meth. Keep up the great work!

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