"I started smoking weed when I was 12 years old, then progressed to pills, and was on heroin by the time I was 15. I did that for 8 years, but recently the light came on for me; I guess you could say I got to a point where I was ready to pay the light bill. I've been clean one month and two days. That may not sound like a long time, but before that, I couldn't tell you when I'd been clean for 2 hours. I can joke about it some, but I don't glorify it; I remember the hardships. I've found a higher power, and I'm turning my life over to her. I call it a 'her' because the world is so beautiful, it must be a 'her' who designed it. I'm growing spiritually. I meditate and pray. I talk to my higher power a lot."