#Lifehacks from a former teen
My mom didn’t discourage me from using drugs the way that most parents do. At the core of her philosophy are freedom and responsibility. My mother gave us the freedom to make many of our own choices.
Growing up, we are all surrounded by peer pressure, whether we go to a small school in the suburbs, a big school in the city, or a class of 20 in a Catholic High School. Peer pressure knows no prejudice.
I was often told that I was just like my dad, and it’s kind of hard to hear that when you really don’t know him.
There’s no magic formula, but the most successful people share a lot in common. Here's what I've learned from them along the way.
We all need an outlet. When it’s missing, there’s a greater risk of substance abuse filling that void.