Mike is a recovering alcoholic who whole enjoying sobriety tried crystal meth for the first time at a party. At the very beginning, Mike loved meth; it allowed him to stay up longer, have more fun, push his creative output more, etc. But in six months, it all turned horrible for Mike; he tried smoking the meth instead of snorting it. He says the drug’s potency increased in multiples; and soon he found himself forgoing work and every other responsibility. He would combine his meth use with marijuana and club/sex drugs like ecstasy. Within two years, he was unemployed and unemployable.