Alan would wake up late and show up for work late, all because he was high on cocaine the night before. He worked at a deli restaurant, and would stay at his job each day as long as it would take him to earn enough money to buy his cocaine for the night from his dealer. That’s how each day for him played out. Alan’s first time using drugs came in college, when he first tried marijuana. From that point it wasn’t long before he tried cocaine. On that day, he swears he morphed into the handsome and suave man he always wished he was. It was a feeling he would spend more than two decades chasing.