Hello my name is Marc, and I’m in recovery.
I started using drugs when I was only 12 years old—I remember just like it was yesterday. By the time I got to high school, I was using everyday with my best friend. Before I reached puberty I was sexually abused by a relative many times. I married my high school sweetheart and we had a son. Before he turned 2 years old I went to jail, the marriage was over then and it hurt.
I did not like the person I had become, and went full speed ahead deeper in my addiction. I put my using before my son, and he suffered because of it. He has been able to forgive me and I am an important part of his life today. I have been substance free since June 11, 2007.