Hannah Greer, 16, Pope High School
“I was clean for nine months until this month, when I slipped up and drank some whiskey. I’ve been to jail four times. My drug of choice, it’s embarrassing to say, was cocaine. Finally, it hit me that if I could go without it in jail, I could go without it at home.
“My resolution is not to go backwards at all next year. I had done so good with staying out of trouble for nine months and I’m not really sure what happened. But I poured some whiskey into a water bottle and my parents found it the next day and I went back to lockup.
“This coming year, I’m going to focus on schoolwork and stop trying to be cool. I can be lame; that’s OK. I like hanging out with my dog and watching Sponge Bob with my brother. I’ve said I was done with drugs before. But now, seeing how far I’d come and how proud people were of me, I don’t want to go back to where we started and let everyone down.”