Tag: Teen Talk

Teens may face a lot of peer pressure to do drugs.

By Addyson Porter, Logan High School West Virginia has the highest drug usage out of every state in the United States of America, according to a recent study by WalletHub. These illegal habits often begin before citizens even earn their high school diploma. In many, if not every, public high school in West Virginia, there are many students who engage in regular drug usage. Some of these students also attempt ... Continue Reading »

Five Ways to Manage Stress as a Drug-Free Teen

By Addyson Porter, Logan High School As teenagers, managing stress is a task that we are faced with daily. From school work, to social drama, to anything else that may be going on in our lives, it can get overwhelming very quickly. People find many different ways to cope with their stress. Most of these ways are simple and harmless. Some of them even turn into new hobbies for people ... Continue Reading »

Eight reasons why I choose to live my life drug free. 

By Sarah Davis, Hurricane High School As a high school senior ready to graduate, I have found many reasons to live a successful, drug-free life. Living a sober-minded life is not always easy, or the popular choice, but it is a wise decision to make. According to the National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics, teenaged drug use in West Virginia is evident. In West Virginia, 12- to 17-year-olds are 5.43% more ... Continue Reading »

My top 10 reasons why I choose to stay drug-free as a teenager.

By Addyson Porter, Logan High School Many people, especially teenagers, will turn to drugs at some point in their life. Whether it is to try something new, distract from pain or trauma, or any other reason that may persuade a young person to try drugs, they are incredibly harmful. I have seen many lives ruined by the horrors of addiction. To me, it is not worth all of the damage, ... Continue Reading »
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