My latest for Higher Living Wellness Centre Inc…
I met Jane online. She wanted to remain anonymous.
Jane was in high school when she first experimented with cannabis, hallucinogens, pills and cocaine. She admits that when she was in elementary school she looked forward to doing the very drugs she was warned about in her fifth grade DARE class.
“I think I already had it in me” when she talks about engaging in risky behavior as a teen. After high school she moved on to using MDMA and used it heavily for several months. She then enjoyed a brief period of sobriety from hard drugs. Cannabis remained a constant.
At 21, Jane broke up with her boyfriend and moved back home. Her mother had been diagnosed with MS, leaving Jane with ready access to Fentanyl patches and Oxycontin of varying strengths.
“This is how I got hooked on opiates. I was looking in the medicine…
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