I grew up in a drug infested home and community. I was raped at a very young age - about 6 years old to be exact. I dropped out of school in the 8th grade and had my first child at 12 years old. I started using drugs at 15 years old. I understand and feel the pain of those of who have had it rough. I know how it feels to think and believe that there is no other way, but I am here to tell you that there is. In this book I give my life, my dreams, and some of my deepest, darkest secrets. Writing it brought back many memories. Some happy, some painful, some difficult, and some were even embarrassing. In spite of that I reveal my faults, my short comings, my trials and tribulations. Many of these were dealt to me by the evils of life, but a lot of the pains, I now realize, I brought upon myself through poor choices. I am sharing my story because there are those out there who are having a rough time - some maybe even worse than me. I wrote this book to tell the world's addicts that you are not alone. Regardless of where you are in life, you CAN recover, but it starts with you. I am here to share my experiences and hopefully inspire others to find their own way. Every word in this book is true. There has been no exageration or dramtic embellishment. I have found my way. I have been clean and sober for seven years and counting. I am now in college pursuing a bachelor's degree in special education, married to the most supportive man ever and I am very proud to now be involved in my children's lives.