Like most people, I messed around in high school and experimented with smoking pot and drinking alcohol at parties. Things really started to get more intense in college because at that point, I would basically just party every day. I thought it was no big deal at the time.
You gotta be tough and get through it. Anything that comes easy isn’t good, although it might seem that way. It’s the things that are hard that make you a better and stronger person.