Peer pressure is when a friend or someone pressures you in to doing bad things. For example a friend can pressure you into fighting, stealing, doing drugs or drinking. There is peer pressure in school and parties. Peer pressure is bad because they pressure you into doing bad things.
I had peer pressure when I was a sophomore in high school. I was fifteen years old and at a party with my friends. We were ten girls and eleven boys. We were all sophomores, but there were some guys who were juniors. The party was at Diana’s house her parents went to Los Angeles for the weekend. She told her parents she was going to stay at my house for a sleepover. It was all a lie. Instead, she decided to have a part. She pressured me into going and staying at her house, and I did go. When I got to the party everyone was there already.
First we started dancing to loud house music. Then I asked for a drink. One of the juniors boys gave me something clear that looked like water on a red cup. I had a drink and spit it out and told and told him, “This is vodka?” He said, “yes, drink. It’s good. Come on, don’t be a baby.” I felt pressure because everyone heard and saw, so I started drinking it all. The next thing I realize is that Adilene, Melissa and Alex were drinking too, with the boys. Hours went by and we all started drinking more. The next day when I woke up with a huge
headache. Then later on, I learned it was a hangover. I realized that one of my best friends, Lorena, would not wake up or move. I got scared and called my friends. A couple minutes after we realized Lorena was dead. She died from drinking too much and was over intoxicated.
I learned to always say no. I also lost someone real close to me. Maybe if I dint drink I could have saved her. Sometimes when you are in a group, it’s hard to say “no”. Lastly, when you are young you have a lot of temptations.