Teen Ink: 'A Tough Lesson'

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We've been told not to drink or do drugs for years now. Whether it's our teachers or parents telling us, we know they aren't the cool things to do.

One sad reality is that most of us will or have experienced a moment where one of our closest friends has tried to get us to do something we really didn't want to do. When that moment occurs, the choice is in our hands. Some of us do the right thing and some of us do not. This Teen Ink article is by Amanda who ends up not doing the right thing one night and finds herself in a big mess after drinking with some of her friends.

It was the end of my junior year, the weekend before prom. I was riding around that night with some friends, and a bottle got passed around the car. Everyone was taking swigs. Then the bottle got to me. With it in my hand I thought, What will I do? I took a swig. That was the biggest mistake of my life – I had to drive home later that night.

We arrived at my friends' house and watched a movie. About an hour later I asked them to bring me back to my car. Not thinking, I got in and drove off.

Read more at TeenInk.com


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