Whenever your parents tell you ‘no’ do you find yourself just wanting to do it even more? That’s how I was.
I’m an 18 year old girl who would constantly go against my parents rules. It seemed like the more they told me no, the more I just wanted to do it. I guess it was the rebellious side of me. I’m currently sitting in a rehabilitation.
Going against my parents rules lead me to become someone I never wanted to be. I had big dreams, hopes and goals for myself. Eventually, all those dreams, hopes and goals disappeared on me. I never saw myself getting involved with drugs, such poisons, the way I did. I would lie to my parents just so I could make it to every party I knew about. I put myself in so much danger by doing so. By lying to my parents about where I was, what I was doing, who I was with made it so I had no curfew and no rules. No curfew and no rules sounded pretty good to me at the time but it gave me so much freedom that I turned and became someone I didn’t want to become. I was hanging out with the wrong crowd who had the wrong intentions in life and my intentions were becomming exactly like their intentions.
Being a respectful and honest person is important to me, as it should be important to everyone. Drugs do not make you become a happy and successful person, they do the opposite. Eventually they catch up to you and they destroy. They destroy your body, your mind, and your soul. They take all the good right out of you and it all starts with the first wrong decision of trying it once. Dont let drugs get the best of you. It’s not worth it and it’s never too late to say no.
I really encourage every teenage girl out there to stay honest with your parents and family. Communication is the key, so talk to your parents about what you want to do so it’s a safe and honest act. If I could go back and change how I treated my parents I would but since that is impossible, I’m starting now. Do it with me.
- Marlee Rice