Teenage Drug Use

I’m not trying to lecture any teen about drugs. It isn’t my place. That job is left up to the parents of that teenager. And lately, I feel like some parents haven’t lectured their kids enough. I keep hearing stories about people- people I know that are using drugs. The stories range from a friend smoking pot, to an acquaintance dealing drugs.
Frankly, I just don’t get it. At school, they are CONSTANTLY telling us not to do drugs. They hold assemblies with police officers to talk about all the consequences of doing drugs. Last year, they tried to scare us with real life stories of teens that have died or ruined their life because of drug use. Yet, none of this seems to work. I sat at those assemblies and listened to kids laugh at what was being said. They claimed, “Oh that would never happen to me.” How do you know that? It very well could be your future.
So if it’s not the schools fault, then maybe it is the parents. Parents, you need to be telling your teenager about drugs. Believe me, even if you’re sure your teenager will never do drugs, they could surprise you. You need to teach them how to say no. If you don’t do that, who will? Certainly not their friends, they’re usually the ones pressuring them to do drugs. So do your job and help your kids, please.
And, to all you super cool pot smoking teenagers out there: I hear the reason behind doing drugs, like pot, is to feel that “rush”. Well, if that’s the reason you’re doing drugs, I highly suggest stopping. If you want a rush go ride a rollercoaster. That’ll give you a rush without giving you harmful consequences.

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