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

Legalize Marijuana? Who would have thought?

I read online, “Science reveals that the brain develops throughout adolescence and does not mature until ages 22 to 23 for young women…”online article┬áThis scares me. Am I killing brain cells I’ll need later in life? I don’t smoke pot at least.

I can’t believe it! Why make marijuana legal? Why don’t they make alcohol legal for teens also? In France, I think, kids can drink wine with dinner even out at a restaurant. There’s no liquor law there.

If there were no laws stopping me, Kirsten, Brittany, would we still drink? Do I do it because it feels good and helps me through a tough time or is it also because I’m sneaking and doing something I’m not supposed to do? Do I want to grow up that badly? Sometimes I wish I were still a little girl or already a grown up. Being a teenager really blows sometimes. I just can’t stand the way I feel sometimes. Depressed!

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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