Have you ever been betrayed by a friend? It is devastating to have someone you trust turn against you. I have experienced this myself. Yet this can happen with neither you nor they being aware of it.
Who introduces adolescents to illicit drugs? Isn’t it most often their friends? At the time neither knows how bad a decision this is and how terrible the consequences. Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. Yet friends can also give you godly counsel and help keep you out of trouble. Your friends will influence you for better or for worse, depending on the friends you choose. Select them for character and righteousness that you may reinforce my presence in each other.