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

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 believe her. The problem is. I want it. The anger I felt when I went to the mall and Tina was coming on to Jerry, and now the anger I feel seeing them together, is really pushing me hard. I want to drink. I keep thinking, the drugs might be even better. It might help me do something drastic enough to escape the agony of all this crap. Deep in my heart, I know drugs aren’t the answer, but I keep wanting it and wanting it. To try it, just once. To see if it will help me feel a teeny bit happier.

For now, I won’t. It scares me really bad. Celia talked to me in the girls’ restroom today. If she hadn’t given me a tiny hope that we will become friends, I might have tried the coke. She would never be friends with someone that did drugs. She wouldn’t even look at me if she knew I’d tried drugs. I have to hold on, but I feel so down, so down. How will I make it through the day tomorrow?

About Amanda Griffith

I am a Franklin and Marshall graduate, English and Government. I taught 6-12 English for 28 years and am a published writer with four articles to my credit. Check out my five star rating on
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