Russell Brown: From Darkness Into Light
My name is Russell. I started using drugs at a very early age. Actually, I was paid $5 to take my first hit off a joint. Then, I lost the money, because I was to high to know what I did with it.
MY EARLY YEARS…
I was the youngest of four children. My father was an alcoholic. My parent’s marriage was over before I was born, but they stayed together so I could grow up with two parents. Today, I admire mom and pop for doing that, but at the time, I had no clue. I saw them only arguing and felt the resentment towards me and others for making them stay together until I was old enough to understand.