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Title: Drugwise: Growing Up Straight in a Chemical Culture
Author: Jim Parker
Publisher: Do It Now Foundation
Publication Date: September 2003
Catalog Number: 212


Choices,
Choices

There are a lot
of ways to live your life. Some ways are
probably
better than others, but there’s no way of knowing
in advance which choices are best.

As far as drugs and drinking
are concerned, why not think the whole thing through and decide
before you have to?

Because if you wait until you
have to, when you’re out after school or
at a party and somebody whips out a
pipe
or
pills or a bottle, you
might find out what a
lot of
people have found out before: that it seems
easier
to just go along with what everybody else is doing.

Then your decision’s made for you.

That’s why you really need to think about the things we’ve talked
about and make a decision
beforehand.

And if you decide to say “no,”
practice ways of getting the idea across in a way that’s
comfortable for you.

If it’s already too late for you to decide not
to try drugs or alcohol, why not think the whole thing through
and decide
again?

Who said you couldn’t change your mind about something
as
important as your future? It’s still a free country, if you choose to be free.

Take some time, and think about
it. You’re
busy, but you’re not that
busy.
Are
you
?


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