"Eddy, explain to him what the word means," the teachers refers to me.
I use five different examples to explain the meaning of prevalent to him. He just doesn't get it. I figure he is just be difficult.
Later on, he shares with me that his brain is burnt out from doing too many drungs. At 24, he can't retain too much information. His long term memory is shot. He regrets doin all the drugs. He thought that he could quit anytime he wanted to, but the drugs dictated his life.
The mentality of invincibility in dealing with drugs among teenagers is prevalent in society. It's wise to say no to drugs.