A high school student interviewed me recently for her school paper. The interview is kind of long, so I will post one question and answer per interview.
Why does high school cause getting into the party scene for a lot of students?
High school does not cause people to get into the party scene. Getting to an age where increased independence is desired might be more of a contributor. There are lots of high school students who do not choose to party with drugs or alcohol. It seems that some teens want to be adults, and to separate from their families. Drinking or using is one way they can accomplish this.