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...

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Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Abuse Since I’ve written this blog, I have gotten involved with a student named Chris. Though I still love Jerry, he won’t even look at me. To get him back and also to make myself feel better, I started going out with Chris. He’s on the yearbook and is pretty hot. He was really nice to me when I met him and complimented my writing. Now he’s changed. It’s almost like abusive the way he talks to me. …

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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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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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