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Posted By iamincontrol | June 5, 2014
Hi! My name is Katie, and I am going to talk about the pressure to drink alcohol as a teen. When I was in high school, the cool thing to do seemed to be drinking. All the older kids were doing it, and if you wanted to be cool, that’s what you were supposed to do. I’m here to tell you differently.
I never drank as a teen, and neither did any of my friends. I went to a small school, so I had a lot of friends, both boys and girls. We were all very close throughout high school, and I think that really helped us hold each other accountable. We always found things to do other than drinking on the weekends. We would go mini golfing, to the drive-in movie theater, down to the river to have a fire and hang out, giant games of hide and go seek around town or one of the parks in town, or even just a giant movie night at someone’s house.
We always had so much fun that there wasn’t even time to think about drinking. We also never saw the point. We had too much at risk to be drinking and getting caught. We could be kicked off sports teams, grounded for life if our parents found out, or just plain be made fun of at school if you were picked up for it. No one wanted to be the kid that ruined their teammates’ season because they made a poor choice. You don’t have to be that person either! Go out and find other fun things to do.
I can promise you, you won’t regret being the one who had fun WITHOUT alcohol in high school!