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

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 makes me feel a guilty when I’m straight. I …

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Smirnoff Seems Hot

Is Joe Camel back in disguise?“ The world’s best drinks start with Smirnoff.” Lately, I’ve been wishing my parents would buy Smirnoff. It seems so classy in the commercials, but I don’t have access to it like I can get to my parents’ ready stock of whiskey. I wish I had someone old enough who could buy for me. The commercials where the guy is looking through the vodka bottle and sees more, understands more, appreciates more…that’s so cool! In the …

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How Do You Have Fun at a Party?

I told you awhile back I went to a keg party with Tina. She tricked me into going when we were supposed to be going to the movies. I’ve been to several parties in the last couple years and to a couple concerts. The focus is always drinking and drugs. Why does everyone feel they have to drink or do drugs to have a good time? Now I don’t want to drink, but when the pressure gets turned up, I …

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Accepting Who I Am

Have you ever wanted to be somebody different? Have you looked in the mirror and been surprised by what you see? Do you like yourself? I’ve wondered these things. I read an article about it on a website, and I realized my main problem from last year could have been I didn’t think good thoughts about myself. I have to like who I am to be happy with myself. It seems like when I drank alcohol, it was mainly so …

Posted in AP classes, college, self esteem, teen activities, teen clubs, teen depression, teen drinking, teen goals, teens and boyfriends, teens and teachers | 1 Comment

I’m So Depressed. Don’t Let Me Do It!

Well, I’m sitting at home alone, no friends, no life. Every day, there’s Jerry with Tina, rubbing my face in their new relationship. My sister is home, and I found crack in her makeup bag. I can’t believe it! She was the one who told me off about drinking so much last year. Linda said she didn’t do the drugs but got them as a prank from some of the interns at the law firm where she works. I don’t …

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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 …

Posted in alcohol abuse, parenting, peer pressure, teen depression, teen drinking, teen drinking and depression, teen suicide, teen supervision after school | 2 Comments

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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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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