High school, how I miss those days when responsibility was little and life seemed so easy, when drugs were still fun and actually worked, and when every experience was always fresh and new.Â High school was an amazing experience for me. Â The school that I went to was private and was half boarding students and half day students.Â We had students from all over the world and different walks of life.Â I was a day student and went home at night but many of my friends lived on campus in the dorms.Â For us, high school was a time of experimentation, a time to try new things and find out who we really were. Â Unfortunately being a boarding student was hard for a lot of them and many of them ended up leaving or getting kicked out for disciplinary reasons as a result of drugs.
Much of our experimentation before, during, and after school involved doing drugs.Â Tuition for private schools is expensive and most students came from relatively wealthy families so they had money to waste on drugs.Â Some kids would bring huge surpluses of drugs back to school after visiting home.Â Others came to me.Â As the local, this was perfect for me because I could provide them with whatever they needed from off campus and I could take advantage of them by marking up prices.Â What started out as weekly trips to the cannabis club for weed products, soon turned into prescription pills, then to cocaine, and eventually ecstasy.Â Boarding school was its own little bubble of a drug community, an ecosystem of its own fueled with mommy and daddyâ€™s money.
High school boarding schools are very strict because they are caring for and responsible for minors.Â Most students did not have cars and curfew was strongly enforced. There was also a mandatory â€śstudy hallâ€ť which was in the evening for a few hours after dinner.Â Even if you didnâ€™t have any work to do, you had to sit in your room at your desk.Â You couldnâ€™t sleep and counselors and teachers would make rounds and check on you.Â Drugs were an ideal solution to escape the isolation, boredom, and mundane routine of dorm life.Â Alcohol wasnâ€™t an option because the resident advisors in the dorms had breathalyzers so I supplied many students with whatever they wanted.Â Prescription pills and cocaine were the most common requests because they didnâ€™t smell, were easy to hide, and students could do them at their desks.Â These factors were key to not raise suspicion or get caught.Â This was one aspect I found humorous about the idea of boarding school.Â Many kids were sent to my school to get a good education and to instill discipline and responsibility in them.Â What parents didnâ€™t realize is that their kids were receiving a good education, an education in drug culture, and instead of discipline their kids were perfecting the skills of being sneaky and manipulating.Â Not exactly what they had in mind.Â So if you are sending your kid to a private boarding school for any reason besides the level of education, think again.Â Â From my experience the drugs were harder, better, and more abundant than in any surrounding public school.