It's impossible to deny that drugs are an issue in the world today. The problem of drug addiction affects people in numerous parts of the world.

If you have gone through a drug addiction or have been close to someone who has, share that experience in order to help others who are going through, or have gone through the same thing.

What were your experiences with drugs? Feel free to write your experiences the way you wish. You can use your own ideas, or use the questions below as a guide. In the event you use a question, you should only answer that question. You may also answer several questions in separate entries and allow us to choose the best one for the book. Whatever your preference, only a maximum of 2,000 characters will be published.

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How did you become dependent on drugs?
Why did you use, or still use, drugs?
What problems do you believe drugs help you solve?
What would have to happen for you to stop using drugs?
Which drugs have you used and how do they make you feel when you use them?
Did you deny the fact that you had a drug problem? Why or why not?
How did drugs affect your life and those of your friends and family?
When did you finally accept the fact that you were addicted to drugs and needed help?
Who helped you understand and deal with your problem?
How did your friends and/or family help you with your drug problem?
What was your experience in a rehab clinic or other center for substance abuse?
What was most difficult for you in your battle with drugs?
What was your greatest fear while you were using drugs?
Have you ever felt that you wouldn't be able to stop using drugs? Why or why not?
When did you feel that you had finally overcome your drug problem?
What were the consequences of your drug use for your family, friends and the community?
Have you ever sold drugs? Explain.
Did you make a lot of money selling drugs? Explain.
How did you affect the life of someone dear to you?
How has a drug addict affected your life?
What lesson(s) did your involvement in drugs teach you?
How have you benefited since you stopped using drugs?
What would you tell someone who is involved in drugs now?
How would you help someone who still does not accept that he or she has a drug problem?
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100 Plus TRUE STORIES: Drugs is a book that will be published under the Cambridge BrickHouse Books (CBH Books) label. This book will form part of the 100 Plus TRUE STORIES series. The objective of this series is to collect and share life experiences so that readers may identify with and/or learn from them.

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