BC: Explanations: Page 1- This page is a letter Alice wrote to her family after she ran away. She ran away to get away from the drugs and she moved to San Francisco with her friend Chris. She got a job there and ended up opening up her own shop. She missed her family a lot and she wanted to go home but she stuck it out in California pretty long. Page 2: This is an ad for Alice's and Chris's jewelry store. Their store attracted a lot of younger teenagers who would come to their shop and just listen to music and watch television. It brought kids in but they didn't really buy anything. Page 3: This page is an invitation to Sheila's parties. She had parties almost every night. Chris and Alice practically lived at Sheila's apartment. When Alice and Chris moved to California, they moved to get away from the drugs and Sheila's parties got Alice and Chris back into drugs again. Page 4: I kind of did this like a comic strip. It was like the steps that led to Alice's downfall and what helped her get back on her feet. She started doing drugs to fit in with the other kids. The drugs made her happy for a while but then she became depressed. She found a friend and they both quit together with the support of each other. Page 5: This page is a Dear Abby letter Alice would've written. She was very insecure and she needed guidance from someone. Page 6: Alice's horoscope was about how she was letting other things such as certain people and drugs run her life. She needed to take control and make decsions based on what was best for her. Page 7: The lyrics to the song Drugs or Me pretty much summed up what Alice struggled with throughout the diary. She kept letting drugs get in the way of everything else and she was unhappy. She kept trying to quit but could not let the drugs go. Drugs ended up ruining Alice's life because she couldn't give them up.
FC: GO ASK ALICE SCRAPBOOK By: Amy Walters
1: An Apology Letter To My Family Dear Mom, Dad, Tim, and Alexandria, I am so sorry I left so unexpectedly. I did not leave you because you did anything wrong, I just needed an opportunity to restart my life. I made a lot of bad decisions and I got myself in over my head. I miss you so much and I cannot even begin to describe how homesick I am right now. I think of you constantly and even though I want to go home I have to do the adult thing and straighten out my life before I come home. I want you to know that I am okay and I‘m thinking of you. I am not sure when I will get to see you again because of the new jewelry business I started but I will keep you posted. Tell grandma and grandpa that I said hi. I love you. Sincerely, Alice
2: Newspaper Ad New Jewelry Shop In Town Location: 243 Main St. San Francisco, CA 94118 Phone: 221-5080 Description: This is a new hip place to hang out and to get the most original chic jewelry while listening to the newest songs and keeping up to date on your favorite television shows.
3: You’re invited to Sheila’s Apartment Parties When: Every night from 10pm-6am Where: 384 Oak Lane San Francisco, CA 94118 What to bring: Any alcohol/drugs in your position No need to RSVP Come ready to party and have a great time
4: What I Went Through 1) Insecurity 2) Drug Use 3) A Breif High 4) Depression 5) Found Comfort In A Friend 6) Became Clean
5: Dear Abby, I used to be a heavy drug user and I used to push too. I ran away with my friend to try to start over again. We were clean for a while but after a few parties we were hooked again. We recently moved back home but my past is still haunting me. Kids at school keep asking me to hook them up with drugs and they do not seem to understand that I want nothing to do with drugs or anything of that sort. I started smoking again and I’m not sure what to do. I’ve tried quitting but nothing seems to work. What should I do? Sincerely, Anonymous | Dear Anonymous, I think you need to keep drugs out of your life. You should stop associating with people that are involved in them. If your friends can’t accept that you’re clean then they probably do not have your best interests in mind. All I can say is do your best and keep trying to stay clean. Drugs will ruin your life and you have a bright future ahead. Sincerely, Abby
6: My Horoscope Certain influences will be making it difficult for you to focus on what is important and there is a chance that you will be tempted to take out your frustrations on those around you. The solution is to find a new activity to get involved with. Take some time for yourself and do not let others influence your decisions.
7: Song: Drugs or Me Artist: Jimmy Eat World Stay with me You're the one that I need You make the hardest things Seem easy Keep my heart Somewhere drugs don't go Where the sunshine slows Always keep me close If only you could see the stranger next to me you promise, you promise that you're done but I can't tell you from the drugs | Don't let go we'll dig a great big hole Down an endless hole, We'll both go You're so blind! You can't save me this time Hope comes from inside And I feel so low tonight If only you could see the stranger next to me you promise, you promise that you're done But I can't tell you from the drugs I wish that you could see This face in front of me You're sorry, you swear it: you're done But I can't tell you from the drugs