As an adolescent, you'll have to make up your mind about a lot of things. Drugs and alcohol are among the most important. Using chemicals recreationally is a common aspect of many teen parties. No one sets out to become addicted. No one plans on any harmful side effects. But these things do happen. You owe it to yourself to find out the facts about drugs and alcohol. This book will tell you: •Some of the reasons why teens choose to start using drugs. •How chemical substances affect your brain. •Information about the "gateway" drugs—tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and inhalants. •The truth about abusing prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and steroids. •The dangers involved with Ecstasy and other club drugs, as well as heroin. Don't depend on peer pressure to make up your mind. Drugs and alcohol can permanently damage your life. You don't want to be one of the teens who is literally dying for acceptance!