40 Lessons in 40 Years: Entry 18

Alcohol and other drugs aren’t safe for me.

By the time I reached the age of 16, I knew without a doubt that I can never predict with much accuracy what is going to happen when I put mind- and mood-altering chemicals into my bloodstream.

Since 16 January 1998–when I was 17 years old–I haven’t used those types of substances for recreational purposes… and only very rarely for medical reasons!

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