He also started deejaying, breaking into a friend's home while he was away for the weekend to practice on his turntables and eventually going on to practice freestyle deejaying every day for a whole summer.Shortly afterwards, a friend encouraged Goldstein to become sober.At 16, he approached his mother and asked for help with his drug problems.
After he left the center, his drug problems became worse; he was addicted to crack cocaine for several years in his early twenties.
Goldstein's mother left her husband temporarily after she caught him having extramarital sex with a man.
During this time she had an affair herself, and she found out she was pregnant with Adam after returning to her husband.
While he was in rehab, his mother visited him and disclosed that Herbert was not his biological father, was homosexual, and was dying from HIV/AIDS.
After leaving rehab, Goldstein began attending raves and experimenting with MDMA and nitrous oxide.