I grew up in a dysfunctional family and developed my own way of living by using my perspective of what I believed was the right way to cope with the dysfunction in my life. I used drugs and alcohol to fit in and remove my anxiety. I had a learning disability, so I cheated from 3rd grade to 9th grade than just dropped out.
From the ages of 15-25, I developed an addiction that led me to destroy my relationships and lose jobs. When I was starting to feel a sense of motivation to change, my mother (a single mother) developed cancer and lost her job which left us in poverty. This took me down a path of self-destruction that led me to the point of attempting to end my life.