I was really young when I first started, about 12 years old. It started at school, first I smoked cigarettes because a girl I was crushing on did and I wanted to be like da "kool kidz". Then I ended up at my now best friends house, they were all smoking weed so my drug addiction started there. I smoked as often as I could. I used to idolize characters from skins and sorta made that my lifestyle. Now I'm addicted to a fair few drugs.
Substances I am abusing: - Opiates, everyone of them except heroin
Substances I still do, but try to not do often: - GHB and all the similar ones too it
Drugs I don't do anymore: - Weed
Duration of Addiction/Dependence
For weed, I smoked that everyday for 4 years straight, then I stopped for a year, then went back on it for another couple years at the moment I've not smoked for about 8ish months and I have no intention of ever smoking it again. I have drug induced psychosis and weed is a big no for that mental illness, only problem is weed is something you can do everyday so it stopped me from doing harder drugs, now I have to be careful with how much I used the other drugs. I was addicted to meth two different times too, first time was for a year and a half and that was the good times because I didn't feel the need to go out and buy copious amounts it was just a social thing. Next time was a lot worse even though the duration was only about 8 months, I lived in a 'crack den' (people would come in and out all the time to buy it, lots of dealing and lots of the wrong kind of people you'd want to be around).
I started opiates two years ago, that to me is my current weed. I try to not go past 3 days at a time though and space them out in case of liver damage. My GHB usage started around the same time and my second meth usage, I find that one light hearted and fun as long as I don't become psychically dependent on it and I don't do it nearly enough for that to happen.
Psychedelics to me is something I take to grow a bit, I don't see it so much as a recreational value I see it more as a tool and a gift, so that I do mostly just around mushroom season.
MDMA and Ketamine are more party drugs for me.
And the speed is because its close to meth but I use ADHD medication for the high so I don't have the bad comedowns and psychosis.
I've ended up in hospital 3 times from accidental overdoses, one was taking too much lyrica for too long then stopping so I had seizures all day and ended up there, another was for having an OD amount of tramadol with phenergan and baclofen and the last was after I had a couple bottles of Rikkodeine and god knows how many xans, I remember taking more because the Rikko made me throw up and I was like nooo threw up the xans, and I'm guessing that kept happening because I had no idea what happened and I ended up in a hospital ages away from home.
I eventually became so addicted to drugs that I was kicked out of home, became homeless for a bit and really had to get my life together. Meth and weed has given me psychosis which makes me no longer enjoy those drugs, and my psychosis gets really scary and even that wasn't enough for me to quit, it took a lot. I was put in a psych ward to get off the weed and I stopped the meth in order to have a place again. It was hard.
Warnings and Advice
All drugs are fine in my opinion but PLEASE if you're new to these drugs just make it a once in a while thing it can take over your whole life. I stopped caring about my apperance all that mattered was my next fix. I'm lucky to not be permanently schizophrenic.
Also if you do choose to do harder drugs, make sure you're around a good group of people who will tell you when you've had to much and when to slow down.
I have decided to become a drug and alcohol worker this year to help other people in similar situations.