I was raised in a Christian family and any drugs other than the ones prescribed by the family doctor were prohibited. Regardless of the restrictions put and advice not to take drugs, the temptations were too many and I was weak not to fall for them. It all started when I joined college and my childhood best friend was the one who introduced me to various alcohol and later on marijuana. I was never addicted to smoking, but I would share a blunt with friends whenever we had a house party. I never realized how my friend was addicted to marijuana and how bad it was for him until one night I was called to be told that he had mental breakdown and he had to be taken to a mental hospital. My friend was back to normal after 6 months treatment and follow-up by specialist. This was my turning point and I had to stop smoking marijuana. This my second year without smoking marijuana.