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Teen Alcohol And Drug Abuse
Michael H., Dedham, MA
In summer, teens have more time on their hands. There
are many things that they do including playing a sport, or hanging out
with their friends. Unfortunately, there are two more alternatives -
alcohol and drug abuse. Alcohol and drugs are in every town, and are
accessible to teens.
One reason teens turn to alcohol and drugs is boredom. They have nothing
better to do but get wasted. Teens drink to get drunk. What does this say
about our society, and the parents as authority figures? They have no
control over their kids.
Some parents are sick and tired of seeing teens throw their lives away.
The parents of Chatham, Massachusetts built a skateboard park for the kids
in the parking lot of the town's middle school. As a result, kids appear
to be keeping out of trouble. There is only one downside: the neighbors
are complaining about the noise. Because of this, a roller hockey rink is
being built near the high school.
I am bringing this up to help find alternative solutions to teen alcohol
and drug abuse.
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