So, um you know what I didn't have or what I had lost I have regained.

Recorded December 2, 2018 Archived December 2, 2018 02:22 minutes
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Id: APP587725

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Me-
Can you remember why or how you started to misuse?
Him-
Yeah, when I was a um teenager, it started with um drinking, smoking cigarettes and drinking with friends. And when I got to high school when I was in tenth grade, I started with marijuana. Um, you know kind of seldomly then it became an everyday thing but it'll of 10th grade all up until my senior year of high school and I was expelled from high school three days before graduation for violation of the school of alcohol policy and I had a problem by then and I wanted to cut when I went to college or tried other drugs that just really progressed things, So but it really started knowing about 14 years old.
Me-
So what was one of the things that made you change like your decision, like change your ways from being, to go into recovery?
Him-
Well um in the spring of 1986. I was having a bad time um hold a job. I could not sustain a relationship. I was the strange my family and uh it really it wasn't my decision at the time.
It was more of um, I had committed a small crime working for a family business and I was discovered and I had really no options other than you go into treatment in-patient treatment. So that's where my recovery began.
Me- do you have any regrets
Him- Um, Not really, No because of I had an illness and I regret that I was you know kicked out of high school and couldn’t graduate with my class. I regret I was later kicked out of college and I have um since gone back to college and got three degrees. So um you know what I did have or had lost I have regained.

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  • John Doe

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