Hey, remember your first Israel trip? Now picture yourself standing with your three best friends from the program you went on…well, according to an article in the JTA, one of the four of you experimented with drugs while you were there. (Actually, if you include “alcohol” as a drug, you can pretty much up the percentage to 75 percent. And that’s a generous estimate. In some groups, it’s 100 percent.)
The JTA article was posted after a group of three American students from Maryland were arrested with 3.3 pounds of marijuana, and a 17-year-old Israeli kid was arrested on suspicion of selling it to them. The kids were expelled from their program, and remanded into the custody of their parents.
So say ‘nope’ to dope, and ‘not!’ to pot, and ‘are you insane’ to cocaine, and think before you drink, and don’t dial drunk or IM and imbibe, and don’t play the lotto whilst blotto, and don’t pet a skunk when you’re drunk, and a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
And stay in school. No, really. This real-world bill-paying gig sucks.
But seriously, if you have a problem with substance abuse and are looking for a safe space to share your concerns anonymously, check out TheLockers.net.