Dear Carol

"Dear Carol, my friend and I are worried about drugs"

Dear Carol,
My friend and I sometimes wonder what it's like to try drugs, but we know better than to do them. But we're scared that when we're older, we'll be so curious that we will try them and fry our brains and even get addicted.

Dear Worried,
I am glad that you both are already aware that drugs are a nightmare for many people. Curiosity is healthy, but so is being sensible and restrained. The easiest way not to become a smoker is not to light up in the first place. Same with drugs. Drugs have sidetracked and ruined too many lives, and the best way to avoid that heartbreak is to avoid drugs from the get-go. There are plenty of safer, saner ways to have fun. So two gold stars for you two for recognizing that it's up to you to take care of yourselves.

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by Carol Weston | 9/11/2018
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