When I was 13 I started drinking and partying with my friends. Not long after that, I started using marijuana as well. Pretty soon this spiraled out of control, and I found myself stealing to support my habit. I dropped out of school, stopped playing football, and severely damaged my relationship with the people I cared about. Eventually I was caught, and the court sent me to PAYH. Here I learned how to live soberly and to move on from my past. My relationships have begun to heal, and I am looking forward to living cleanly in the future.