“In recovery,” says Joey, “My whole life has changed. Before, nobody wanted me around. Today, everyone does. What a blessing!”
“So many people think marijuana can’t be an addiction, but it can. Because when you smoke weed like I did, and you feel like you can’t have fun without smoking, that’s you depending on weed to have fun. And dependence on a drug, that’s addiction.”
The best part of my recovery is that I get to exist like a normal person doing everyday things, having everyday relationships, just getting to wake up in the morning and say, “Damn, I’m glad to be alive.”
When I first did cocaine and it actually helped me do better in school, I was hooked. I had no idea that cocaine would take away my friends, my health, and my independence.
I’ve never known a successful drug user. Sure, you’re successful for a little bit, but in the end drugs only take you to jail or worse. Recovery, on the other hand—every day since I got clean has been the happiest day of my life.