Hi, I am ashamed to admit that I had a cocaine addiction. It first started in High School, and I was just with a couple of really good "friends". We were all pretty good students and had not caused any trouble in our lives. On that particular day on e of my friends brought his friend that I had never seen before. This kid was friendly and unsuspecting. After going to a party, this new person that I had met through my friend offered the group of us some cocaine. This may sound like a generic "teenager goes to the party and does drugs story", but this really does happen. Everybody was okay with it, so I took some also. I'll be honest and admit it felt amazing. I had never experienced anything like it. That was the start of my cocaine addiction that grew steadily. Luckily I never physically harmed anybody during my addiction, but I did steal money from my parents o fuel my addiction. The day my parents found out, they were devastated and extremely disappointed in me. They told me a Chinese saying that translates to "Family thieves are the hardest to protect against". I felt lower than dirt. I even contemplated ending my own life... I had always had a nice relationship with my parents and for them to be so disappointed in me destroyed me emotionally. This drove me to seek help for my addiction, and I can proudly say that I am saved.