A lot of the drug education—as little as there was at my school, was pretty poor, uninformed and not very educative at all. The perceived lack of understanding from the teachers, parents and thus ‘society’ at large was a major enabler for my friends in taking drugs.
Growing up, I saw classmates and friends experiment with drugs such as cannabis and alcohol at a young age—13 years old. After leaving school and going to college in the UK (16 to 18 years old), I didn’t come in contact with drugs…
Growing up in the UK, I was exposed to Cannabis in various forms during my secondary school years. For those reading from overseas, secondary school runs from ages 11—16.
I’ve been fortunate enough to work for various organizations over the past decade, including the upper levels of the legal sector, the financial sector and a FTSE 100 events business.
Alcohol and marijuana are known as gateway drugs , meaning they open the door for more powerful and deadly substances. Cocaine is not only one of these, but one of the worst.