As a mother I appreciate your honesty and it gives me hope about my daughter who is a teenager. I worry about what is going on and your experience reminds me that each person has to hit theirown bottom. I can only hope and pray that hers will not be too harsh a fall. -1/1-/2001
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I enjoyed this article because I could completely relate to it! I too grew up in an orthodox family (although not "Monsey frum") and did my share of rebeling (from the sounds of it, way more than you). For me, it wasn't a rock concert that turned me around (I went to Guns-n-Roses and came out drunk, but unfazed). It was when my friends started doing drugs and I guess I realized that was pretty serious and I didn't want my life to be that way. Like you, I didn't turn around right away, but I did realize then that I had to start making changes soon or I'd fall in for good. Thank G-d, I am now a wife and mother (yes, girls have these problems too!) with a frum home, but I try not to forget where I've been and how I got where I am (it was an uphill battle). Thanks for taking me back. -0/8-/2001
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