Personal Narrative: The Dope Game

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It’s the end of the game, my team is down one, there are eight seconds and counting on the clock and the ball is in my hands. I search the stands to find the one person who has been there for me my entire life. Only he’s not there. It’s easy to get caught up in the game; not the game of basketball, but the dope game. It is a life few choose, but many find themselves in due to the harsh reality of job loss and depression. Unfortunately, my father fell into the trap, and it has had an impact on my life ever since.
The last three years have been the hardest of my entire life. Once he was caught, everything that followed happened so fast. It seemed like something new surfaced each day. Many questions swirled in my head as to what would happen to

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