Honesty and Dishonesty
Self Report Studies
If I was asked to participate in a national survey about my criminal behavior, including drinking and drug use I would be honest. I don’t feel that I have anything to hide. I am not a drinker other than on my birthday, my husband’s birthday and New Year’s Eve. Even on those dates I do not get falling down drunk. My husband and I do not go anywhere and we do not have people over that tend to get carried away when drinking due to we have kids. We keep our gatherings kid friendly, because we have kids and a lot of our friends have kids.
I am going to school to become a Social worker for Children Protective Services, so using drugs is not an option for me. Back before I had kids though I was what people would call a pot head. I smoked weed every day. Some days I was high all day long. I did it to forget all the bad things that I had to go through in my life. The biggest being the death of my Uncle Ken. He was like a father to me because mine was nonexistent in my life while I was growing up. I had also tried acid once. That was after I had my first child. I did not like the way it made me feel so I never tried it again. I never had the desire to want to try any other drugs and I think the reason for that is because I had so many people in life that did so many different drugs and they ruined their lives or ended up in prison or dead.
I have one thing on my criminal record from back in 2006. My niece’s had taken wine coolers out of my fridge and drank them. They got caught. Instead of them getting in trouble I took the blame and ended up getting charged with a misdemeanor of contributing alcohol to minors. I was sentenced to 1 year probation, 3 weekends of hard labor, and court costs and fines. I did all that I was supposed to do and completed my probation when I was supposed to.
Sense my kids I have smoked weed. I am not proud of it but it was when I found out I was pregnant for my youngest child, my daughter,...