SAY NO TO DRUGS

Faith Yego

Interview

Faith:What do you know about drugs in campus

Jasmine:Drugs in campus is so rampant,this is due to peer pressure.Students do what others are do,its like they are competing

Faith:Have you ever been affected  or are you related with someone who has been affected with drug abuse

Jasmine:Personally i was affected ,i was using marijuana and cocaine ,it was really a tough experience ,without money you can not manage taking drugs everyday,you will have to look for other ways to get money

Faith:What challenges did you face while overcoming

Jasmine:Overcoming was somehow tricky ,you cannot wake up one day and leave it .It took a lot of time.

Faith:What can you tell other students about drugs

Jasmine:The best advice i can give is live your life,say no to peer preasure

Peer pressure

Brian munene

Peer pressure is influence from members of ones peer group.Its commonly found among friends who influence one of theirs in doing wrong things because majority of them are doing it.Peer pressure is not mostly about drugs and substance abuse but also in other forms including fashion, decision making e.t.c. Its commonly related to drugs and substance abuse because its where peers practice it most.
Peer pressure in varsities has increased over the years, from the first year student who joins the school in a new environment, and knows little from the background that they hail from to the finalist who is about to complete their studies and join a bigger world than the varsity environment and its surroundings.Some  students if not all tend to imitate their peers in different ways,for example, they tend to wear short  dresses in terms of fashion just because their peers are doing so or indulge in unwanted sex because their peers  say it was fun or their spouses provide them with gifts. Some tend to abuse drugs and alcohol saying it makes them feel high and cool,and makes them feel like adults, thus convincing those who do not indulge in such activities to participate. In cases involving fashion, students tend to copy different modes of styles like putting a tattoo to look cool or having piercings on their body to look beautiful. In these activities, peer pressure can ruin ones life to those who are pressured to do so if they were not  indulging in them earlier.one can become an alcoholic throughout his or her life, or may be start wearing indecently or worse not be able to graduate fro the varsity.
So dear  students, make your decisions wisely, have self esteem to avoid being pressured by your peers  to do what is not right.It might save your future.