I never planned or had the aspirations of becoming a drug addict. I don’t think that anyone does. As I look back on my life my hero’s or idols were musicians and the whole attitude of sex, drugs, and rock and roll became my persona. Live fast die young, we all were going to die so why not feel good going down? This selfish and hopeless attitude or codes carried me well into my twenties. I am now 30 and back in detox for my addiction to heroin, and have become accustomed to being in treatment programs. However, the difference this time is that I want recovery now more than ever, and I don’t want to live in that hopeless state again. Today, I am honest, open-minded, and willing to go to any lengths to achieve sobriety.