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 depression

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 …

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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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