Testimonies from the Students
It is important to get to know the incredible people AP Outreach works to support. Below are a few of the testimonies of those who have been helped.
Hi, my name is Jeff and I'm a recovering drug addict. Out of my stupidity I have paid the cost of suffering through my experiences in hopes of making an impacting impression on your young minds so you do not have to endure the same. It is people who are cracked like me that best shed inner light. May my sharing today act as a light at the end of the tunnel for those of you now that dealing with drug addiction, be it yourself or someone you love. I don't want to tell you what to do but I do want to offer personal perspective.
My name is Marvin. Firstly, I'm 27 years old and I'm born and raised in N.Y.C.. I went to H.S. in Queens. That's when and where I started experimenting with drugs. You might be thinking we come from different environments but I think we all go through the same struggle. I started smoking cigarettes and weed in freshman year of H.S. I'm sure the access of weed is a lot easier this day and age by all people. It is being legalized in multiple states around the U.S. and doesn't seem to be slowing down. I feel that drugs these days including cigarettes and vapes have become a huge problem in our community.