Addiction Sneaks up on you
I began using drugs recreationally as a high school student. For most of my life I thought I had it "under control" which is what many people tell themselves.
Looking back, I realize how much time I wasted not being there for the ones that love me. My train ended when I started using heroin. This drug replaces all that you hold dear in your life, and afterwards nothing else seems to matter.
It took a loving family and a year of therapy for me to recover my life.
I urge you to never make the mistake of using drugs....it is a symptom of a larger problem. Enjoy the small things in life and love your family.