Riding High

“This wasn’t meant to be my life. How did I become a secret drug addict?

It started in boarding school when I was offered some pills, to help take the edge of my anxiety when I sat my exams.

I instantly loved the feeling they gave me, and have been hooked ever since. I kid myself that because they are prescription drugs they are not that bad, but I know the truth. The shame and self-disgust is all the same.

It’s rife in the city where I work. People just do it as if it’s normal, and I’ve become complacent. The highs are incredible, but the lows are 100 times worse.

I’m going to sort this out. It’s ruining my life, and I want out.”

Anonymous, location unknown.