Dave’s first time abusing substances was at age 17. He tried beer and hated it. His next drink was 151 proof rum, and it liked it much better. From there, Dave would try anything he could touch he believed might get him high, from quaaludes to uppers, to marijuana. But then came cocaine. Much like the alcohol, Dave’s first time using cocaine wasn’t good; he felt nothing and was disappointed. But in no time, Dave was stealing money to by cocaine. He even went on a Mediterranean vacation and brought vast amounts of cocaine with him. One year, Dave spent roughly $40,000 on cocaine.