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

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 classes would be, if I would have any teachers I liked, if my parents and I would get along, and most of all if I’d have any friends or still be on the outside.

What are they going to say to me on the first day of school? What will I say? If I could learn to keep quiet, and not shoot my mouth off, it would help. When people say stuff that makes me mad, I react fast and don’t think. This year, I want to be different. I want to learn to walk away from whoever bothers me. I want to stay away from anything or anyone that is a bad influence. It seems easy to say these things, but when I was at the party and those girls were gossiping about me, I didn’t think. The beer was there and I scarfed it down in an instant. It never occurred to me to stop and think if it was a good idea or not.
The next thing I know when I’m thinking like this, I’m curled up in a ball on my bed crying. What good does that do? Well, it releases some of the feeling that I’m going to go crazy if I don’t do something. But then I just feel more depressed and tired, really tired. Then, the worst part is, I think I need to drink again to forget about it. That’s bad isn’t it? Do you think it’s bad to need something like alcohol to feel better?

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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