“I can remember it as clear as day: it was 1970. Pizza cost 15 cents. I was fifteen years old, in Junior High School, and this guy I knew came up to me with a little white bag and gave me something to sniff. As soon as I took it I was hooked.”
“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.