The inspiration Behind The

Clothing Co.

Hello my name is Leslie Aura, I’m 25 years old in 2015 I co-founded  the Str8Edge Clothing Company.    With the help of my family and Friends I was given a second chance to live life and beat my addictions. It has not been an easy road to maintain my sobriety. I know that I am potentially one bad day away from a relapse at any time while learning new coping skills without the use of Drugs.

My story with recovery started in 2010 when I first realized that I might have a problem. I struggled with addiction since I was 16 years old, I knew from the moment I got drunk for the first time that altering my state of mind with substances was my solution to all my problems and insecurities, it was a way for me to get out myself and not be me for a little bit. Before drugs and alcohol I was a very dedicated student and cheerleader for my school and maintained a high GPA. My goal was to graduate with a scholastic diploma, a scholarship and a 3.8 GPA.

That all changed very quickly for me once I found drugs and alcohol. At the age of 20 I was introduced to heroin and I was completely in love, that was the drug that dropped me to my knees and took me for all I had, including my family, money, friends, dignity and self respect. My addiction led me to doing things I never thought I would. Completely going against all my morals and beliefs and everything I stood for just for a little money to get my next fix. I tried quitting in 2010 after a year of continuous use but nothing seemed to work. After 5 years of heavy using and being completely hopeless of all chances for recovery I had given up all desire to even live. I was completely broken and robbed of all my dreams and potential that I knew I had in me. In 2014 I got the courage and strength to check myself into detox. Today I am eternally grateful for my past and excited for what my future holds and full of love for myself and life. I am chasing my goals and dreams that drugs and alcohol held me back from and I am no longer the shadow of the person I could of been while I was using.  I have dedicated my life to my recovery and helping other men and women with the disease of addiction.