Today is my birthday, I am 1. I was born on the 15/01/1989 but i was re-born on the 17/12/14.
That's when my new life began, that's the day i got clean from drink and drugs.
My whole life i always felt as though i didn't fit in anywhere, i always felt like an outcast, the black sheep of the family.
I turned to drugs at the age of 11, mainly just to fit in, or so i thought, but i got something from them that made me feel better.
By the time i was 14 i had turned to harder drugs, class A drugs, i absolutely loved the feeling i got from them.
I was 17 when i first really picked a drink up and i found what i was searching for, absolute annihilation.
The drink stopped my head from racing, but after a few years it just got too painful, i didn't want to carry on using but i had no choice, i just couldn't stop, so i decided to take my own life, when it didn't work i felt cheated because i wanted the pain to end.
I finally managed to get into a treatment center where i struggled to begin with but did a lot of work on myself.
My life is completely different today, i actually have one, it hasn't been easy but it's definitely been worth it.