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Dealing with Drugs My mother knew sports were the most important thing in my life She tried to use my love of sports to keep me away from drugs She told me drugs would keep me from performing at my best when I played football But I had been reading the sports page since I was a little kid I knew some of the best athletes in America were using drugs Guys who could run a hundred yards in less than ten seconds were using drugs They were doing great Drugs werent hurting their performance So I didnt pay any attention to my mothers warnings and I started using drugs when I was fifteen qtd in Perkins and McMurtrie-Perkins 25-26 On the weekends there is at least one party planned Teens will find someway no matter what to get either drunk or high Many will lie steal or cheat so they can use Some teens even spend an entire day trying to obtain their drugs of choice Although many teens dont use drugs because it is unacceptable there is an increase in drug use among teens today because sports athletes movies and music make it appear acceptable It is true of course that athletes will and do get reprimanded for the use of drugs but many still run the risk and dont get caught They either use substances that are illegal in the sport or on the street Steroids were first used by the Germans in World War II then the Soviets started using them in sports in the late 1940sCox It seems that if an athlete gets caught with drugs they receive more publicity young people see this and think that if they do drugs too then they will get more attention Furthermore Many young people consider athletes actors actresses and musicians as role models They try to model their lives after them this many times includes the celebritys
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