One of the issues that many young people face at many events is not knowing how to respond to the alcoholics who are pushy when it comes to drinking to get drunk like them. Others have difficulty saying, "No" to drugs despite all the school campaigns that speak against the use of them. Instead, some will give into temptation and forever change their minds, bodies and relationships they have with others negatively.
I think of the generations of those who came before me who just couldn't sit out a few parties that they knew full well who was going to be there and what they represented despite being mere children when they first got started partying or supposedly mature adults looking to sow their oats. I also ponder on the young females I had to speak to and one friend I had to save from getting raped after seeing her stumbling home from a party.
Value yourself, your life, and think of those who care about your safety and if you are old enough to drink, do so responsibly. There are some police officers that would love to increase their bonus checks on one's arrest.
For those who are in doubt about attending future family related events like: weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthdays, graduations, club rituals, etc., check out my book Should I Go to the Party? This helpful, thought-provoking guide is written for the young as well as the mature reader. Thanks in advance for your support!