Teen Alcohol Abuse – Who I Want to Be
Nice win. Bring it in! Bring it in! Bring it in.
Down on a knee. Alright. I’m proud of this win. Alright, you guys worked your butt off.
It doesn’t matter if we’re down thirty points, twenty points, whatever the score is, you
worked your butt off and you came back. Mason, rough first half, rough first half, way to
find it. Give him some props. Second half was great. Second half was great. Adam, thirty-one
points, ten rebounds. You know, way to play. You know, I know your dad would be proud of
that. Thanks Coach.
Alright, practice. Let’s see . . . day off? Weekend off?
Yeah! Alright, I’ll give you guys the weekend off.
Don’t do anything dumb. Nothing dumb. Alright. Bring it in. Devil pride on three. Coach is right you know. Right about what?
Your dad would be proud of you. I hope so.
I saw another scout in the crowd tonight. Really? From where?
Ohio State. Really?
Really bro! Looks like we caught their attention. What makes you think they’re interested in
you? Because of my ability to make baskets . . . something
that’s hard to do sitting on the bench Matt. Whatever.
So me and the guys are gonna go hang out at my place later tonight. Wanna come?
Dude my parents are out of town and there’s going to be loads of hot chicks there. Think
it over. So what was that all about?
He just invited me over to his party tonight. Did you tell him we were going bowling?
No. You’re still going bowling with us tonight
aren’t you? Aren’t you? Look Matt. I never actually said I’d go bowling
with you guys tonight. What? You know there’s going to be alcohol
So what happened to all that “I’m not gonna drink in high school” talk.
Look Matt, people change and their views change. it happens all the time.
You’re right. People do change, but you need to decide if you want to be more like Mason
or more like your dad. It’s your choice. Yo Adam! Come here. This is Mr. Jenkins from
Ohio State. Hey Adam. Great game tonight!
Thank you. Hey, I was sitting her talk to Mason about
the possibility of playing basketball at Ohio State next year. Plan on attending college? Yes sir.
Of course. We have a fine education and great basketball program. How many points did you have tonight? Thirty-one.
Thirty-one? Wow. You guys know how to take care of business on the court, my job is to take care of you. Here’s my card. Talk to you soon. Dude was that sweet or what?
Yeah. Well I’ve made up my mind. OSU, here I come. What about you? It’s been my dream to play basketball for Ohio State, just like my dad. Oh yeah? It looks like I’ll be seeing you out there on the court again next year, but this time as a Buckeye. I’ll still be putting up more points than you though.
We’ll see about that. This is great man. So I’ll see you at my party right?
Wouldn’t miss it. That’s what I’m talking about. People drink all the time though right? Matt, just leave me alone, alright? It’s no big deal. Hey dude! What are you doing out here? The party’s inside! Hey Adam. Good game! Hey, what’d I tell you, the party’s great.
Let me go get you something to drink. Hey dude. I got you a drink. So you think you could spare me a couple bucks? This stuff ain’t cheap you know. Yeah, yeah, sure. I can do that. Who’s that? Five bucks should do man.
Alright. Alright. Thanks man. Hey I got next game! Look Matt. People change and their views change. It happens all the time. You’re right. People do change, but you need to decide if you want to be more like Mason or more like your dad. It’s your choice. Hey Adam! Where are you going?
I’m leaving. Leaving? Why, you chicken?
Chicken? You heard me. I saw you sit that drink down earlier. Scared to have a little fun? Fun? I don’t think you need to drink and act like a fool to have fun. Dude. Lighten up. It’s just a little alcohol. Yeah, that’s what the three teenagers thought five years ago when they decided to have some fun. They crashed head on into my dad’s truck. He spent six months in the hospital, and then he passed away. Real fun. Dude needs to lighten up. Turn the music back on. Hey Adam, wait up! Hey, I’m sorry to hear about your dad. Do you miss him? Yeah, I miss him.
Do you have any pictures of him? Well, actually I do. You look a lot like him. So, where are you going?
I’m just going to the bowling alley with some friends. Oh, that’s cool. Can I come? I don’t drink either. Well, yeah sure I guess.
Okay. By the way, I thought what you did in there was really brave. I wish I was that brave. I’m not brave. I just know who I want to be and that isn’t it. Well, me neither.
Let’s get out of here. Okay. Whoever said it was cool to risk your whole future in the name of fun? It sure wasn’t me. My friends and I, we don’t have to have to drink something in order to have fun, because good friends mean good times. My dad used to tell me that I had a lot to offer to this world. Well he’s right and I’m not going to let something like alcohol stop me.