The interviews I did were very interesting. I kept them as relaxed as I could and all were done over the phone. It didn’t take long for the interviewees to open up and answer the questions. I interviewed a 19 year old female a 26 year old female and a 18 year old male.
There seemed to be a few things in common among the interviewees. One was that none of them were standoffish nor refused to answer questions. They seemed friendly and eager to tell me about what they do. It also seemed like they had all done similar drugs such as weed, coke and mushrooms. It also seemed like they all started doing drugs for the same reasons, curiosity and the need to experiment. The females expressed guilt for doing drugs while the male said he didn’t really mind, stating he’d like do to drugs while he was young to get it out of his system.
Two agreed that changes such as moving helped push them towards using, since they fell in with the wrong crowd. All enjoy marijuana for the way it makes them feel and state it as the most used drug. All agreed they like to do drugs with other people and expressed similar feelings about not enjoying using on their own, stating they felt wrong or weird or like an addict. None of the interviewees thought they would use drugs when they were young, and all started with their friends or family.
I found similarities between the answers I received and research I had done. Many people start off their lives vowing to not do drugs such as in programs like D.A.R.E. However, very few ever stick to this, proven by America’s growing drug user population. The more people that use drugs, the more likely others will too as seen in the interviews where the interviewees state that they start because they were doing it with friends and it was there to try. One girl said she wouldn’t even use if it wasn’t readily available, and if it was even easier to get she would be addicted because she can’t say no to it. Also,...