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

teen drinking and depression

Legalize Marijuana? Who would have thought?

I read online, “Science reveals that the brain develops throughout adolescence and does not mature until ages 22 to 23 for young women…”online article¬†This scares me. Am I killing brain cells I’ll need later in life? I don’t smoke pot at least. I can’t believe it! Why make marijuana legal? Why don’t they make alcohol legal for teens also? In France, I think, kids can drink wine with dinner even out at a restaurant. There’s no liquor law there. If …

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Does Alchohol Help Me Feel Better?

Does drinking help me feel better? I was thinking about it and started looking up teen drinking and depression on the Internet. I found some of the sites and information I put at the bottom of this. It really shocked me. Do I have a behavioral problem? What is a behavioral problem? Am I a freak? Maybe I can’t stop drinking on my own. If someone’s addicted to alcohol, do you think she can stop on her own? Maybe I …

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