Byron1122, I am truly sorry for your experiences and a "close friend "might hear your story, but they will not have the training and tools to assist in putting these issues to rest. I strongly and gently urge you to engage in some counseling therapy with a SPECIALIST in child abuse+child sexual abuse.
A counseling therapist will also have the training to remain objective, eupportive, and encouraging without becoming emotionally involved, which are skills that "close friends" may not have developed, yet. To find a competent and strong therapist in your area, call your local domestic violence hotline and talk to the intake person and s|he will provide a list of specialists that can truly help you. Also, Victims' Services may be able to help.