The problem is that many teenagers are trapped in a mentality that is self-destructive and violent. The media, peers, life at home, environment, all are factors that can affect and nurture this limiting-mentality. Teenagers drink and smoke to forget life or to try and cope with their difficulties. Their insecurities drive them to unhealthy lifestyles and existantial beliefs that nothing is worth living for. They believe that all of what they have seen and told about is all there is, when in actuality life has so much more to offer.