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After his “father” left—Randall refers to him as his “father”—“I learned about abuse.”


“My mother physically and mentally abused me. She drank and had many boyfriends. I wasn’t the best son. We got past the problems.”


At about age 17, Randall started to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and smoke pot. “Alcohol was my drug of choice. I used heroin and cocaine; I shot heroin but never had a habit.”



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