Regular Teens and Drugs

December 19, 2010
By TomRanieri BRONZE, Commack, New York
TomRanieri BRONZE, Commack, New York
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As a fourteen-year-old boy entering high school, peer pressure is one of the many aspects in your life. You’re pressured to fit in by wearing the right clothes saying the right things and doing what everyone else is doing.

Commonly, teens are pressured to drink alcohol, smoke and break the law. I for one, have avoided and refrained from them by following a few rules that both my parents and I have gone over. One is that if I am ever in a situation involving drugs or something else that I am uncomfortable with I can call or text my parents or my older brother to pick me up so I don’t get hurt.

I’ve also acquired the skill to think before I act so I can stop and think before I may do something that can change my life forever. So if someone comes up to me and says “ Hey do you want to smoke weed after school?” I can say no by making a good excuse that may even get the person who offered it to me to not smoke also. But obviously that is very rare. Excuses I’ve used before were “Sorry, I have a wrestling match today. Do you want to see it?” or maybe “I’m really not in the mood today. Yo did you see that new movie it looks sick!”

These strategies have constantly worked out for me and I believe will work out positively for me in the near future because as a teen in a world where kids think “doing drugs” is cool. To survive as a teen nowadays you have to be on your toes and not fall into peer pressure.

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This article has 2 comments.

skittles said...
on Jan. 5 2011 at 4:51 pm
I think they trying to fit in and be cool but its not its not its stupid.some people use it as an excuse but it not a excuse because some people have parents who and they try to use it as anexcuse but it not

TwoFace17 GOLD said...
on Jan. 1 2011 at 8:27 pm
TwoFace17 GOLD, Sioux City, Iowa
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You are completely right. If people know something is wrong, they shouldn't do it. Just because someone's friends make bad decisions does not mean that they have to also.

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