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Clean, sober teen fits in by being the “DD”

Dear Straight Talk: I’m writing regarding your recent coverage of teen partying. I’m a 17-year-old guy and I go to parties almost every weekend. It is expected and appropriate to drink…


Life expands when drug use stops

Dear Straight Talk: It’s true what you keep saying about drugs posing as the real thing and I experienced the deception first-hand. The drug I was addicted to was marijuana. I took my first…


Get closer to daughter experimenting with pot

Dear Straight Talk: Regarding the mother who told the other mother that her daughter was smoking pot, well, something like this just happened to me, where another parent informed me of my daughter’s…


Who said she said daughter is smoking pot?

Dear Straight Talk: A friend of my daughter’s told her mother about a certain group of kids who were smoking pot. This mother then told me. I happen to know one of the kids involved, “Brittney”,…


In the field of life, marijuana no small potato

Dear Straight Talk: I’m a junior in high school and I’ve been smoking pot since I was a freshman. I don’t see why this is an illegal drug. I think alcohol is much more insidious.…


When it comes to drugs, teach by example

Dear Straight Talk: I’m a 47-year-old father in a wonderful marriage with three children, ages 7, 9, and 10. I’m wondering how I can instill in them a drug-free lifestyle when I, myself,…


Drugs give their own personality to users

Dear Straight Talk: A few of my friends are very heavily into smoking pot and it’s getting worse. No matter how much I talk to them and warn them of all the harm they’re creating they…


Teacher getting too much “information” from students

Dear Straight Talk: I am a high school teacher. I recently graduated from college and just finished my first year of teaching. In addition to being young, I look young for my age and it seems the…


Don’t pretend friend’s pot use “okay”

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 16 and my friend, also 16, smokes pot. I don’t know what to do about it. She’s been my best friend since third grade. Do I tell her parents and then lose…

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