Alcohol was a major problem for me in high school. I missed a lot of classes in grade 10 until I realized that I needed to stop hanging around with certain people. When you are supplied vodka for free, it can be difficult to refuse. My (former) best friend is an alcoholic. I don't even talk to him anymore. I knew I needed to stay away from him and a few other friends of ours. I succeeded in freeing myself from my addiction and it was not easy but, it was worth it. Health is everything in life and I do my best to live a high quality lifestyle. I do not regret what I did in my past, I'm glad that it happened when I was younger and is no longer relevant to me. Thought I would share my story to possibly inspire someone else. Anyone can take control of their life the moment they make that decision.