July 18, 2007 —

Here is one. With sadness I read this comment on The Sober Recovery forum, a discussion board for people recovering from substance abuse.

I'm 17. I spent 6 months NOT sober. From December 2006 to May 2007 I was doing coke everyday. I was doing DXM everyday. I was smoking weed everyday (multiple times a day).... drinking every day. I basically didn't want to be alive. Then May 11th I got caught by my mom... sent to my dean at school... tested... and then sent to drug therapy. But I've slipped up 3 times...... since May 11th my mom's caught me drunk. I still say I've been clean for almost 2 months... because I have. But I definitely haven't been sober for my mom's sake.... she doesn't deserve a daughter like me.

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