I first started using when I was 14. It became a problem for me quite quickly. I started using it every day. I am 20 years old now; I ended up sleeping on the streets and in drains. It has taken me 6 yrs. to face up to some of the reasons why I did that and kept doing it. In rehab I found it very difficult to deal with my cravings and triggers but I was very committed to the goals I wanted to achieve. Some of the things that have helped me get to the stage I am at now are keeping myself busy, staying fit, eating well, keeping myself motivated and looking forward into the future instead of looking into the past. The staff made me feel like I can do it, empowering me, making me stay positive. The hardest decision is to reach out to and get involved in a program or an outreach worker but once you’ve done that and you’ve gotten the ball rolling it gets easier and easier every day. Its well worth your time and effort to have a great result for yourself at the end.