This blog was written by Hunter D, a teen in rehab at Inspirations for Youth and Families who has received drug addiction treatment. Hunter wrote a brief blog explaining why he and other teens gravitate towards drugs.
Teens may also start using to fit in, thinking it makes them popular or cool. I tried marijuana because one of my friends did it. I also wanted to fit in because I transferred schools and wanted to be cool. If I could go back and change anything I would change all the effort I put into getting drugs into school. I wish I had tried harder but when I get back I plan to do my best.
I think kids gravitate to drugs to get away from their feelings and also because other kids or family members do drugs.
Teen at Inspirations for Youth and Families rehab.
Read another blog by a teen in rehab about why they use here.