Most of the Texas teens believe that it so not such a big deal if they get high or drunk occasionally. Everybody does it, it makes them feel nice – so then why not do it? They are not aware of actual reasons against it, and consequences drug abuse brings. They hear parents talking about them, but don’t actually listen. Hearing them from other teens may be helpful.
Drug abuse stories can be helpful for parents, too, especially as many parents with addicted children write them, too. Various stories begin with “He was such a nice kid once”, or “I never thought this can happen to me”, so they may make parents think deeper about the problem and initiate better drug abuse prevention in their home.
Best place to find these stories is probably internet, but you can also find them in written publications like magazines. There is a very good advice for both parents and children - better to learn from mistakes of others than from our own. People who wrote drug abuse stories just want to share their trouble and help others, so if somebody already went to a trouble and wrote about it, we should all take some time and read. We never know when it might be helpful to us.
Teens could also read stories that parents wrote. Sometimes it helps when they see the situations from adult’s eyes, or when they see how some parents suffer and go through pain because of their children’s addiction. With some luck, they will realize how their drug abuse affects their family in a negative way, and stop using drugs.
Teens from Texas tell personal stories about drug abuse between themselves, but they usually have negative effect. Teens think it is cool when someone passes out from too much alcohol, because it means he had a good time. From those stories, your kids can learn about new drugs that they will want to try, or combination of drugs and alcohol, that made someone feel reel good.
Drug therapists from Texas recommend writing drug abuse stories as a part of therapy. It is a way of opening and sharing emotions with others, or a way of regretting, for some. It is actually a form of expressive therapy, helpful in patient’s recovery. It may begin with personal experience, but continue as creative writing about anything that a teen wants to write about.
Putting words on paper can be the same as painting with brush, for those who don’t know to paint or express themselves out loud. Sometimes it is easier to write the words. It can be also helpful for teen’s overseeing of the situation, giving him strength to carry on with the anti-drug therapy.