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Addicted to Drugs
Written by Gor   
Tuesday, 06 May 2003 00:00

I was hesitating a bit about whether to take the drugs or not. It was like my two minds were fighting with each other. But really, it looked like the bad one was having more chance to score and solve my curiosity. Such as: What is the taste going to be like? Why do they have to take it? Why do teachers say that it isn’t good to take, but my friends say that it makes them feel better?

Finally, I inhaled some of the smoke. I didn’t take much because I didn’t really like the bitter taste. I handed the paper straw back to my friends. I wanted to go back downstairs, but they said it was better if we go down together. A few minutes later, they had finished taking drugs and were clearing everything up from the floor. After making sure that everything was OK, we walked downstairs to join our friends.

The party finished only half an hour before my dad was due to come back home. I quickly cleaned up and then went up to my bedroom to have a nap. When I was halfway up the stairs, I smelled something like chocolate. I sniffed around and noticed that every step I walked closer to my bedroom door, the stronger the chocolate smell became. I then realised that it was the smell of Yaa Bah. I quickly went into the room and got my body spray out to spray it around upstairs. Then I came back to my room and lay down on my bed. I slept straight away as soon as my head touched the pillow.

After that day, I didn’t plan to take any more drugs because all of my curiosity had already been satisfied. I thought that was it — but really it wasn’t. Not long after the graduation day party, some of my friends came over to my house to visit me. We played cards for a while then I got bored so I looked for something else which was more fun to do. So, I gave one of my friends some money and told him to go out to buy some Yaa Bah for me to take.

I really don’t know what I was thinking on that day. Maybe it’s all because I found it as a new thing to do, like a kid with a new toy. I was positive that I was in control. So, I thought that a couple of times more would not make any difference.

I also remember watching an anti-drug advert on TV that day. I said out loud to my friends, "Why does everyone keep saying don’t even think about trying it, it will kill you or something like that? I don’t think it is that easy to get addicted to drugs. Take me for example. I have tried it once but I am not addicted to drugs."

Well, I am now regretting those words. I didn’t know then, but I had already become a drug addict as soon as I told my friend to go and buy drugs for me. It was really stupid of me. I don’t want to blame my friends, as it was my decision. But, the truth is, if my friends didn’t start taking drugs first then I wouldn’t have been tempted to try. Maybe if I had a different group of friends back then, I would still be at school now.

For the remainder of the summer holidays, my world moved around drugs. All I thought about was where I could find the money to buy more drugs. It changed me completely. I am now very embarrassed about some of the things I did during the following months. But, I want to tell you because I think it is important for you not to be tempted to ever take drugs.

Come back next week to find out how it changed me to be a very different person and what are the consequences I now have to live with. Don’t miss it, I am warning you!

Continued in Life of a Drug Addict