A revolutionary Guidance series, Real Life Teens offers unprecedented access into the hidden teen world that's insightful, fascinating and provocative. Told from the perspective of teens, with input from teachers and school personnel, our young subjects confront the trauma and drama of coping and surviving in today's often confusing world. Teenage drug use has reached epidemic proportions in some high school institutions. Most teens have a tendency to feel indestructible and immune to the problems that others experience. Some teens will experiment with alcohol, drugs, prescription medications and may continue to use and develop a dependency. When a teen chooses to go school under the influence of drugs or alcohol it can have serious consequences. These include an impact on their scholastic rating, impairing their academic performance, failure to complete assignments and generally lead to a neglect of their scholastic responsibilities. Staying straight is not only a good decision, but is necessary to succeed at school. Marijuana - one of the most misused drugs today - is also one of the most popular and readily available of all controlled substances found on high school campuses. Missing classes, falling behind, getting lower grades and ultimately losing funding for a students higher education is but a single representation of how drugs and/or alcohol can detrimentally impact a student's academic future. Subjects Covered Include: Alcohol Abuse, Children of Alcoholics (COA's), Prescription drug abuse, Marijuana, Impaired Academic Performance, Staying Straight.