Thank you for sharing your story Richard. I find it really inspiring that the Lord brought you through this eight year+ struggle.
I was into the rave scene when I was younger, totally straightedge, just for the music (though I was definitely idolizing the music). Later on, when I was falling into darkness, I skirted the scene again just enough to fall briefly (and deeply) into my pit, until the LORD put his hand on me. I’m glad to see you coming out of it, and may God bless you in your endeavors. I count you as a brother in Christ, and wish you the best.