I am currently in an outpatient substance abuse program. My name is Lucy. I am a high school student, I do not want others people at my high school to know I am in an outpatient program. I do not want to be judged for my past, but for who I am today. This is my story, I started using Norco’s when I was 14 yrs. old, and I took them from my grandma’s medicine cabinet. I became addicted rather fast. I started taking more and more, before long my grades at school started suffering. I started falling asleep in class when I was not ditching. The school counselor called my mother and made an appointment to see her. My mom and I had a long talk and that is how I ended up in an outpatient program in Hemet. My mom and I moved to Riverside County from Crescent City a small town in northern California so I could have a fresh start where no one knew I had a drug problem. I currently go to Hemet High school. I am a client in an outpatient facility in Hemet California. I have been a client for 6 months. My counselors name is unimportant what she did is what’s important she acted in an unprofessional manner not only that she crossed the line what she did was unethical. My life was going good I had made many new friends at the new high school I also was dating a really nice guy his name was Randy. I was doing so good I had 180 days clean. The fog had been lifted from my eyes and I felt great for once everything in my life was going great. That’s when everything in my life came crashing down on me. Randy and I had been dating for about four months. We did our homework together a few times a week and I would stay and have dinner with his mom and little brother. Randy also had an older sister that he did not like to talk about. What he did tell me was he had an older sister name Paula who left home at sixteen. She had run away from home with some guy and started using Heroine. Randy had been close to his sister she was like a second mom to him. She took care of him seeing how his own mother was a single parent and worked full time. Randy’s mother had never forgave his sister for running away she needed her to help with the boys. Randy told me that Paula and he had been meeting secretly for dinner once a month. He loved his sister they had been close before she left home. He wanted his mom to allow her to visit , but his mom was adamant about not letting his sister back in their life., so Randy start meeting her for dinner once a month behind his moms back. Lucy had been at Randy several times and had never seen one picture of Paula nor had his mom ever mention her. Lucy wanted to tell Randy about her own drug addiction, but felt the time was not right. Paula had ran away from home at sixteen with a boy, but soon after leaving home she was arrested for heroin she was eighteen and ended up going to prison. While in prison she began going to NA meeting and decided she wanted to help other addicts. After her release from prison she went to college to be a drug counselor. Like I said my life was going great I felt good about it I was getting good grades; in fact, my mother was talking me out to celebrate I had received my report card and had 5a’s 1b so she was taking me to dinner. Randy had told us about a great place to eat a steak house, so we decided to go there. When we arrived the waitress showed us to our seats the place had dim lighting and screens between the booths so you could not see the other customers; although you could hear them. We had just been seated when we heard Randy’s familiar voice. We were just getting ready to say hello when what we heard next froze me in my seat. Randy was telling some lady about the girl he was dating when she asked him to repeat my name what came next knocked the breath right out of me. She started getting upset telling Randy I was a drug addict and things I had only told my counselor that my mom did not even know. I could not believe my ears I was shocked my counselor was Randy’s long lost…
Why Students Should not Have to Take Standardized Tests
I don’t believe that high school students should have to pass a standardized test in order to receive a diploma. In my opinion it does not improve academic achievement but it worsens it. I have many valid reasons to support my opinion.
The first reason I believe that high school students should not have to pass a standardized test is because it keeps many good, smart students out of college. Some colleges require a certain…
this mean to me? This meant going new school without the knowledge of whether I would find my niche in that school. To me, transferring to a new school was one of the most intimidating events that I have ever faced. Through these experiences, I have often felt secluded and out of place; however these events have molded me into the affable person that I am today.
Second grade marked the beginning of my long and arduous journey. I went to Castaic Elementary School for Kindergarten and the first grade…
means leaving a school or group for practical reasons, necessities, or disillusionment with the system from which the individual in question leaves.
Most commonly, dropping out refers to a student quitting school before he or she graduates or avoiding entering a university or college. It cannot always be ascertained that a student has dropped out, as he or she may stop attending without terminating enrollment. It is estimated 1.2 million students annually drop out of high school in the United States…
social life there are always those choice we are faced with that can change our lives forever. This occurrence happened to my brother in high school, no one noticed until further down the road but non the less he was still forced to conform to the society he was growing up in.
Growing up my big brother, Pat, was my hero. He was the all star on his high school state championship team, whose quarterback was Carson Palmer, and he seemed to be getting into immense shape. My brother was at the top of…
the leading candidate because of my thirst for success and my quality personality.
As a high school student, I was an athlete and competition fueled my drive and lust for success and recognition. My focus was always on winning and helping my team by any means possible. Although my strengths are unique compared to those of others, I believe that as a unique individual I should and could be a student of high value with nothing but hard work to contribute to this university. I was brought up and cultivated…
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High School Reflection Paper
Mosinee High School
Since I have been in high school for four years now, I have learned many things about life, education, and my future. During my time here at Mosinee High I have been involved in everything I wanted to be in. This has given me a great high school experience. I also believe working has given me as much of an experience as any sport or club I was in did. I have been working since I was 14 and have learned many real life skills that…
ation; they are put in private
schools since birth. Basically their whole life is planned out since the day they start
preschool. An example of this sort of person, would be someone such as Obama. He
had to basically start
developing his plans for going into the government at a very young
. Another example, would be doctors, because they have to start to develop their
skills and take classes starting in high school in order to prepare for med school. But,
they are also seen as very uptight…
Freshman year, I walked into school with my heart racing. It was my first day of high school, and I was as nervous as every other incoming freshmen. My only knowledge of high school up until that point was the horror stories I had been told by alumni. I envisioned walking down the hall and being stuffed into a locker or thrown into a garbage can or robbed of my lunch money, much like in the movies. Needless to say I was petrified.
These ideas dissolved quickly after I spent a few weeks at L-S. I…