this might not mean anything to anyone and its okay if its just scrolled past. but this is the faces of my drug and alcohol addiction. it started out fun, going to raves, smoking weed at lunch. it all seemed so normal to me. everyone does it right? well it got extremely out of hand for me. addiction is a hard thing to understand. why can’t i stop when others can? why did drugs and alcohol become my everything? why did i lie cheat and steal? and most important why me? i haven’t even gotten close to understanding all of it, but just for today i will accept that i don’t know everything. i lived in a middle class family in a very wealthy neighborhood. i was never a junkie on the street. but i can tell you with no doubt im a drug addict and an alcoholic. i am a daughter, a friend, a sister, and student. nothing horrible happened in my life to make me this way. i didn’t choose this, but i can choose the power to live a sober life. it has been 70 days since my last drink/drug and now I’m myself. im still awkward and sometime i feel like i dont fit in and i cant live a normal life, but i can i have the power to do anything.