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 addiction

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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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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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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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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