I’ve never really been too open about this topic, but in short: I got raped by someone I was talking to at the time, he was extremely abusive and would hit me and manipulate me to stay with him. After the incident, I ended things completely and fell into a depressive state. I started going to drug parties with friends I knew and soon got addicted to coke and opiates. I couldn’t go more than 24 hours being sober, I hated my existence and saw myself as “wasted space”. Everything I did made me feel guilty and I felt like I was a constant burden. It’s been the worst past few months of my life, but I’m finally working towards sobriety.