Substance abuse began at an early age for David Wright. At 14 he started drinking and smoking marijuana, by 16 David had dropped out of school, and by 19 he was using on a regular basis. Shortly thereafter, he was arrested for transporting marijuana from Las Vegas to Detroit. By now he felt completely beaten down. He was court ordered to do 90-days of residential treatment; which is when he first discovered Mariners Inn in 1998. He completed the program successfully and believed that he had the foundation to remain clean and sober. Unfortunately, he was unable to go it alone. The life of substance abuse and drugs called him back.