Why Be Edge?

For me and many others, Straight Edge is the path we chose because of the negative effects alcohol, drugs, or tobacco had on those closest to us. We saw the path friends, family, and loved ones were headed down or had already traveled and didn’t wish to follow in their footsteps. For others, the decision to “claim” (recognize themselves as) edge came after they traveled down these paths and they know the harmful effects of these negative substances first-hand. No matter the reason for claiming or becoming Straight Edge, it was a great decision because we wish to refrain and abstain from the poor decisions and substances that unfortunately ruin far too many lives.

Edward, New Jersey