Exaggeration has its place but it is important to recognize when it leads you to make poor decisions.
If you ever hear, “everyone is doing it” or “everyone is going”, let that be a red flag. This is particularly true when it comes to alcohol and other drug use. As a matter of fact, here in Bloomington-Normal, only 43% of high school seniors report they have even experimented with alcohol. To stay above this type of influence, check out http://abovetheinfluence.com/