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 alcoholism

Addiction Sells

Addiction Sells I just watched an episode of Freaks and Geeks where Lindsay has a house party and serves beer. The thing is, her brother switches the alcoholic beer for non-alcoholic after he goes to an assembly about alcohol and how it causes so much death. The party was so lame. The kids acted like they were drunk. People who do that suck. Nothing beats a real buzz. But getting drunk so much┬ámakes┬áme feel a guilty when I’m straight. I …

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Why do I Get so Depressed?

The worst thing about drinking is getting depressed the next day. I don’t know how much of it is because I’m so tired and sick and how much is the affect of the drinking. After drinking five beers the other night, I spent the next day sad. No matter what I did, I felt bad inside. I tried to think about the new school year with a good attitude, but I kept worrying . I worried about how hard my …

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Why Can’t I Stop Drinking?

It is really bugging me how I chugged down five beers at the party. I tried to blame Tina for talking me into the party. I said last week, “She knows I have a problem with alcohol, so why did she take me there?” I have the drinking problem, not her. I have to stop myself. No one can keep me from it or protect me. I can’t blame anyone. It seems to make me feel better. If something goes …

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Tina is Making Me So Mad

This morning, all I can think about is Tina and how she only cares about herself. She always has to look better than me when we go out, like her hair, makeup, clothes. She’ll try to outdo me. Also, if she sees me with a certain nail polish color, she’ll ask me the name of the color and the brand. The next thing you know, she goes to the same nail salon and gets it. I hate it when people …

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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 home and not do anything, but what am I gonna do if I’m around a keg, like at …

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