John worked as a senior editor in New York City, but Crystal Meth forced him to walk away from his well-paying job only to wind up on public assistance. Going to work took a back seat to securing money and a drug deal for the day. John’s drug use began later in life, almost as if a mid-life crisis, feeling he never tried things he should have done in his youth. And so his life became focused on getting high and engaging drug-fueled dangerous sex. He burned through his cash, his savings and his retirement funds.