You might have heard, “Boys will be boys.” While this sentiment may be common, it does not reflect the very real dangers that impact our young men, their families, and our communities. Beginning in high school, and sometimes even earlier, young adults compel one another to try new experiences, including illegal drugs and alcohol.
Nearly every young adult will have the opportunity to experience an altered state. Those who feel secure, and are opposed to using drugs or alcohol, will decline. Many more will join the crowd and experiment with the mind-altering flavor of the week. Some will enjoy it and make it a regular habit. And, too many of them will later find that their lives have forever been altered by addiction.