I was 12 when I started smoking cannabis.
I started smoking it with friends at weekends, then my uncle died and I couldn’t cope.
I couldn’t seem to talk to anyone so I smoked to make myself happy.
As I got older my depression got worse, so I smoked more.
It got to the point where I was smoking 15 joints a day and feeling too paranoid and anxious to leave the house.
I ended up stealing my mum’s money to fund my habit, and doing other things I’m not proud of.
The police got involved when I was 15 and that was my wake-up call.
They got me help from a doctor and I’m glad I stopped. I’m a lot happier now.
I made the film with Fixers to spread the message about the harm drugs do, and tell people not to use them as a coping mechanism.
The following people supported me with this Fix:
Joe McNamee from the Northern Health and Social Care Trust
Greg Walker from the Youth Justice Agency
Tilly and Bella
Me and my friends want young people to know that calories aren't the enemy!
Shak & Natasha
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.