Now, this is a very important message so i hope you all will read this and think about what im saying with an open mind.
I know alot of you(including myself), have or do experament with drugs like weed, acid or what ever... not harmfull but the catch is you do them usally for one reason, to get away from teh real world. Weather it be for fun, to get rid of stress or problems or just to loose fears. Well let me tell you the story of my brother.
My brother was a varly normal kid, like everyone else his age, he played hockey, and did other sports like kickboxing, and golf, he had lots of women but yet he needed somthing else, he expermented with weed and smoking and drinking and as he went through midle school he got more depended on this other world brought to him by these substances. When ever he had a problem he would just get high or drunk and wake up teh next morning and it was gone. As he grew older he tryed a few other drugs, mushrooms, acid, X, But by age 19 he completly cleared up, he was well on his way to become a high classed welder and one a ammuture welder national thingy, Then he met this woman, she was everything to him and they were in love but as he got more and more settled down his old friends were settling down with him, and ofcoarse they started drinking again again, my brother was a violent drunk and his gf threatented to leave him, this ofcoarse set him into a serise of events that lead him into becoming an acholic, his gurlfriend left him and he searched for somthing to help him escape this reality better(him growing up this way he knew no better) so he started doing crack, our faimly had been adviced to sorta stay away and just let the counclers settled things, but a few weeks later when we stoped in to vist we found his house taken over by dealers and a sober man named Heith, Heith basicly controled the occupents of my brothers house, anything he wanted they gave him, for return of what ever drugs they were on. They would take his vechile this was apparntly working out for my brother so he did nothing to stop it. We had completly givin up on him and were ready to give him up as a lost cause(we had no choice, what do u do when there are armed men protecing your brother) Intill today, my brother walked into my close close cousins basment with a gun, held it to her head and made her give him money. See you may not think it but having a gun held up to your head is a life altering event, she will probley live in fear for the rest of her life, and really it could have all been stoped, you may not think it but this was a DIRECT result of my brother trying drugs like weed or drinking, if he haddend he would never have thought of drinking his problems away and would have probley be living a perfectly normal and happy life right now. So next time you light up a joint think of how my brothers and my cousins, and possibly my life has be dramticly changed for the worst because of it..