Many teens these days indulge in high-risk behaviors, for instance drug use. Teens often start doing drugs "to be cool, or fit in", the result of peer pressure, speak from experience. I smoked my first joint of marijuana with a couple of my friends when I was a freshman in high school. I have always been rebellious in my lifetime so I gave it a shot. We went to my friend Mikes older brothers friends house who was having a party that night and we were asked if we wanted to some "pot" nervously we all said alright and got high. Yes, I still smoke weed, and think nothing of it; I do not find it wrong in any way although it has gotten me into many other drugs.
I think that some teens do drugs because of a bad childhood. They may use drugs as a means to escape from past pain and problems.
Instead of sports, music, or other hobbies they decide to use drugs as a distraction. I for one have been fortunate to come from a happy home yet still have chosen to drugs, because of peer pressure.
Two years after I tried marijuana I tried the drug called opium. I was at my cousin Tim's school up in Vermont and he had some opium for us to try. This is a tar looking substance that was used for sleeping aid. We took a pinch of the opium rolled it into a ball and put it into the marijuana in the pipe and lit it on fire as we puffed it away. This again I tried because of peer pressure. The smoke smelled like potpourri, like flowers and got me high; I continued to use it as a means of escape. I have then smoked opium...