Go Ask Alice

Essay by PaperNerd ContributorCollege, Undergraduate September 2001

download word file, 2 pages 0.0

Reading Assignment Go Ask Alice is about a 15 year old girl that is in a deep depression, that she turns to drugs as a way out in fact it was absolutely no way out at all. At first the anonymous girl was into the "gateway" drugs such as marijuana and cigarettes. She finds herself at a party playing a game that I had never heard of until this book. The name of the game is "Button, Button, who's got the button?"(Page 34, July 10th ). This is a game where a whole group of people sit around and drink glasses of coke. In a couple glasses, there would be cocaine. After she did it for the first time she realized how cool she thought it really was. She was seeing shapes and colors everywhere.(Page 39). She had been doing Cocaine for 2 or 3 and she realized that she was turning to it every day and she had a really big problem.

She made an effort to stop but within a week or so she started again.

Her first time back on it was her last, she had an accidental overdose and died. (Page 189, Epilogue) The science in this book are pharmacology, which is the study of of drugs and how they affect the body. Cocaine is a drug that really messes up everything such as your nervous system. People that are on cocaine use it as a suppressant but really it is a depressant. So when they are doing it they feel really good, but when there high is over they become as depressed as they where before.

Cocaine takes over everything on you, it makes you so impaired that you are not capable to make your own decisions. The more you use this drug the more it destroys your ability to think clearly. Drug are not good and especially when you are in the growth 2 Carpenter stage because everything on you is developing. So every time you do a drug you are changing the cell in its development. When this happens it can affect the way you thing for the rest of your life. It can make you so that the only way you can function is to be under the influence of cocaine. It is stressful, mentally and physically for everyone that is being exposed to the drug use. Mentally because everyone is being stressed out around them. Most addicts know they have a problem but will not admit it so they are stressed out too. Physically because drugs like cocaine deteriorate you, and over time will eventually kill you.

It is a sad thing to think about but there are a lot of people in every community that battle with drug addictions. When someone in a family is battling with a drug addiction then everybody is battling too. Nobody needs to be dealing with drugs and exposed to drugs. So when it comes down to it "Drugs are the work of horrifying reality" (The New York Times.")