Introducing Brandy (Upcoming Book: True to Myself by Amanda Griffith)

Hey, My problem is I think I'm an alcoholic. How do I know? I'm really not sure, but I know I've gotten so drunk I've blacked out and said and done things I'm ashamed of. I'm trying to get over my addiction, but I'm scared. My friend Tina just asked me to go to a party. I mean, I can't stay at...

Amanda Griffith

Alcohol in the News

Mrs. Mara Hates Me

Celia’s mom really hates my guts. I’ve been friends with Celia since kindergarten, so when I messed up last year– the only year–you would think her mom could forgive me. I screwed up. But hey! We all make mistakes. Knowing she judges me is really making life hard. Now, I’m changing, and she won’t see me improving. I read this in a magazine: “The parents of teenagers’ friends can have as much effect on teens’ decisions about substance use as …

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Hand Sanitizer Gets Teens Drunk

I read online that some teens were drunk off hand sanitizer. Yuck! Though beer tasted horrible my first time, I’m not desperate enough to drink soap. Using salt to separate the cleansers from the alchol to become smashed is a little crazy. They ended up in the emergency room with blood poisoning.  I guess I’m a little like them getting stopped by the cops the other night for drinking and driving. I ran off the road and hit someone’s mailbox. What if it …

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‘Icing’ Drinking Game Goes Viral; Smirnoff Denies Responsibility

‘Icing’ Drinking Game Goes Viral; Smirnoff Denies Responsibility

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Drinking Games

Last year at an exchange concert in New Hampshire, I played quarters at a keg party. This guy had a crush on me. Most of the kids from Westbury were in the garage. The boy led me upstairs and I joined a small circle of his friends as we all got really drunk. In the game, a player tries to bounce a quarter off the table and have it land in his or her beer mug. If it does, the …

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