I was actually 'straight edge' until I was 22 years old. I had never even had any alcohol at that point in my life. On new years eve I finally got drunk for the first time in my life, I was more or less a social outcast who spent all his time on a computer (and still kind of do). However drinking made me much more social, I was invited to parties and people actually wanted to hear what I was up to. I'm one of those drunks who act like a complete idiot and make everyone laugh their asses off, I'll do just about anything if you get enough alcohol into me, which actually is how my fiancee came to be.... Anyway when I was 23 I went through a lot of shit and some hard times, I was looking into religion, government, and realizing how much bullshit is thrown my way every day, I began to doubt things. This is when I began to doubt that marijuana was as bad as family tried to make it out to be. I finally decided I was going to try it and had a few friends that said they could get some. My sister who happened to abuse prescription drugs knew a dealer (cant say I was surprised by that) and before I could make it to my friends house they told me to stopped by and smoke a joint or two. I had never smoked anything before, it was all very new to me but I was surprised to see how easy it was to take a hit off of. That night was interesting. I was standing on a 2nd story deck smoking weed with my sister and her fiancee, fucking weird.... I made it to my friends house later that night and we smoked a quarters worth while drinking heavily. I can remember standing against a wall for what seemed like hours just holding vodka in one hand and a pipe in the other. Most of the rest of that night is more or less missing from my mind. It changed my life though, marijuana is what loosened me up to ask out the women of my dreams. We both became stoners essentially overnight and have been for a good two years now with no signs of stopping. We smoke weed, enjoy life, and love each other. I never thought I would find anyone, never thought I'd smoke or drink anything and never thought I would enjoy life. Now I do, and I have no plans to go back.