I do not remember the first time I drank. I do not remember the first time I used illegal drugs. It was a long time ago. The party scene was major part of my teenage years and continued into my twenties. The last time an illegal chemical entered my body was February 29 of 2004. Next month will be seven months without a drink. Some look at an admittance of addiction with distain, even contempt. Well, I am an addict. My reason for posting this on B&B is simple. There are some very good men on here, and I suspect some that have been down the same road as I have. I want to let you know that being a former user is nothing to be ashamed of!! The key word is FORMER; past tense. You fellas have extended your generosity my way more than once over the past few weeks. For that I am thankful. I would like to pass that on the only way I can. If you are in recovery or are suffering from any form of addiction, PM me. I beat it, so can you. Moderators, if this is not " appropriate ", I apologize in advance. This is something I feel strongly about though and felt compelled to pass on.