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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Peer influence is a major factor in alcohol and drug abuse of teens and as a result teenagers become addicted According to University of Oregon surveyed middle school students and found students whose friends were prone to misbehave didn't do as well in school as kids whose friends were socially active in positive ways, such as participating in sports at school or completing their homework on time. 75% of 12- to 17-year-olds say theyre encouraged to party with marijuana or alcohol when they see images of their peers doing so. Peer Pressure (noun): social pressure by members of one's peer group to take a certain action, adopt certain values, or otherwise conform in order to be accepted. 1 in 6 teens that use marijuana will become addicted. 28 percent of teenagers agreed that giving in to peer pressure improved their social standing Bree, the main character in Ellen Hopkin's book Crank, becomes addicted to a drug known as Crank. She first tried this drug because a boy she really liked did it, and she was afraid the boy would no longer like her unless she did Crank. Marijuana is the most commonly used drug for teens. It has become known as the gateway drug which means majority of the people that use marijuana go onto to stronger things like cocaine, heroin and prescription drugs. Teens that use marijuana are 60 percent more likely to use cocaine. Bree becomes addicted to crank to the point where it is completely changing her. She has changed to a very different group of friends, and isout lashing on her family. She takes extreme measures to get her hands on some more crank. The monster likes to talk; he jumps into your head and opens your mouth, making it spout your deepest darkest deceptions. Making you say all the things you'd rather not say, at least not in mixed company."
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