My name is DJ and i started using drugs in High School. It all started with drinking and smoking pot on weekends and at parties. Within a couple months I was smoking pot everyday. I graduated High School and went into the Marine Corps and shortly after was introduced to Crystal Meth. I started smoking weed and using meth in the marine corps. Then I was discharged a year later. I came back to my home town and started using cocaine and crack along with drinking and smoking weed. I straghtend up for a few years and just used alcohol and weed. until i got a divorce, then i started with meth daily for a year my new girlfriend caught me using after a year and a half without ever missing a day of getting high. I came off meth my first time and ended with a Domestic violence charge and a 5 year no contact order. I would get clean for a while then relapse over and over again. In the end, I was shooting meth, heroin, coke, anything i could get my hands on. Needless to say five years later i was seen by a judge for the 44 th time and he threw me in prison for 5 years. I quit using as soon as i was locked up and have stayed clean since. My clean date is 08-03-06. I have been out of prison since 01-07-10 and am graduating from college and work as a chemical dependency counselor now helping people who struggle with addiction like i did for 20 years. This is just scratching the surface of my whole story I just wanted to share this with the hope of that it might help someone out there who is struggling. YOU CAN change your life around and lead a great life. I hope this helps someone out there.