The Drug War Essay, Research Paper
Date: June 9th, 1952. Time: 9:30 p.m.
?I sit here waiting to hear the jingle of the doorbell. I?m so excited, this is my first date! Bobby Anderson, the football captain, asked me out today in math class. He?s so cute! Oh god, I?m so nervous.? Suzie thinks to herself as she sits in the booth by the window. She waits at the diner on the corner of Main and Park Streets.
The jingle of the bell startles Suzie from her thoughts and she begins to get butterflies in her stomach. Bobby walks up behind her and gives her a peck on the cheek. She nervously stutters a hello and Bobby sits down. The two order burgers and milkshakes and begin chatting away. After a few minutes both had gotten over their nervousness. After they finished and paid the check, they headed to the local bowling alley. There they met their friend for a few hour of bowling. The teens bowled, chatted, laughed, and horsed around. Afterwards they parted their ways and made plans to do the same the next night.
In this period of time, drugs and alcohol were not needed for teenagers to have fun. Teens could get together at the local diner for milkshakes and bowl for hours. Their relationships with their friend were stronger than teens today. They interacted with each other in a sober manner and got to know each other through conversation and interaction.
Date: June 9th, 2000. Time: 9:30 p.m.
?Keri, are you ready yet?? Sara asks through the bathroom door.
?Almost!? Keri replies as she touches up her hair and grabs her purse. The two are heading out for a night on the town. As the girls drive down Main Street they chug beers that they had stolen from their parents. Slightly intoxicated, the two head to the rave at the local club. Inside, they are crammed between people, bumping back and forth. The music blares and the two blend into the sway of the crowd. A random guy walks up and offers them ecstasy. Curiosity leads the girls into trying the drug. The effects take over and the two are now lost in the music.
In this day in age, many teens turn to drugs and alcohol to have fun. Many teens spend their weekends getting high and drunk, not interacting with