The first time I tried ice, I felt like I’d found what I’d been looking for my whole life. I’d spent the past ten years using different substances and trying to create an image for myself that I believed people would respect, because I had no respect for myself. Fast forward a few years and my life looked like something you might see headlining the evening news. I had earned a name for myself in the circles I was part of, but in the real world, and that of my young daughter, it meant nothing. I was suicidal, hated who I had become, could see no way out, and believed both me and my family would be better off if I ended my life.
I have been creating a better life for myself for over seven years. I live on the Gold Coast, Australia, with my beautiful wife. I have a great relationship with my daughter and am able to be the father she needs and deserves. I am the Director of a live-in addiction-recovery program. I enjoy camping, four-wheel driving, fishing, surfing and hitting the gym. My life is more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined.