Until a short time ago, I used to smoke cannabis.
I got into drugs through school. Some people I knew did it, so why couldn’t I? It all seemed like fun at first, trying something new and fitting in, but I could never anticipate the person I would become.
Sometimes I would just smoke weed in my bedroom, with the world passing by outside. I did not think anything was wrong, but it was causing my life to fall apart.
I lost all my friends, including some of my best friends, because I took drugs. When my family found out, I lost a lot of trust with the people I loved the most.
I was missing out on so much. Teenagers do not get told the blunt truth of drugs, but I have been through it and I want to show them that you can become a monster on drugs, and this hurts everyone around you.
Working with Fixers, I am producing a film warning of the dangers of cannabis use. It is destructive.
I want to show that while people maybe are curious about drugs, it is not worth the risk of taking the drugs. I want to take this to parents and teachers also, to show them about drug misuse, because they can be very judgemental about drug abuse.
Drugs are not about gangsters and glamour. The real problem is addiction. It is not cool and big. It is dangerous and not worth getting involved in.