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Grove Needs To Deal With Drugs


Dear Readers,
As you know, this issue is all about drugs.  The idea that a kid had drugs at the Middle School Dance makes me crazy.  My sister is that age!  I cannot imagine her or one of her friends using drugs!
Drugs do not only affect kids.  Drugs can ruin people’s lives.  My Mom has friends that died from drug overdoses.  My friend’s mom ended up in jail from doing drugs.  It makes me really sad to think about this.  It is just crazy!
I don’t know what exactly would make someone try a drug in the first place.  Maybe because everybody else is doing it?  If that is the case, that is a bad reason because people should use their own minds to think about what they are doing and to make their own choices.  Maybe people try them because they are tempting.  I have never done drugs, but I cannot imagine what would be so tempting about hurting your lungs or other body parts like your brain.  Maybe people try drugs because they aren’t happy.  If that’s the reason these middle schoolers are trying drugs, there are so many better ways.  For example, when I am sad, I write it down on the whiteboard and then erase it.
Let’s hope this isn’t an issue I have to write about again.

One comment on “Grove Needs To Deal With Drugs

  1. Melissa R
    February 1, 2016

    Dear Hilde, I am very proud of the fact that you are addressing an issue as polarizing and controversial as this! I am a single mother to two grown sons. My youngest just graduated from Selinsgrove High School in 2015 and I can attest to the fact that there are a LOT of drugs (mainly weed) in the high school. When my son was going through his junior year and the beginning of his senior year I had problems with him smoking weed. It was “the cool thing to do”. Thank God we got him back on track when he realized that succeeding at life, getting into college and graduating from high school were not going to happen if he continued to smoke pot!
    He is now a successful student at a nearby University and I am so extremely proud of him! I am so grateful to you for highlighting this extremely important threat to Selinsgrove’s youth! The first thing we need to do to fix the problem is to talk about it!


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