I had a group of friends that I really liked and got on with in school. Then I moved on to college (UK here, so 16-18 years old) and became friends with this girl and made the mistake of spending all of my time with her. You could say that from 15-17 I was in with a "bad crowd" or they werent really bad people they just took drugs etc.
The point I'm trying to make is that I really wish I hadnt drifted apart from my original friends. Id much rather be with them now than on my own. I got out of the whole "drugs scene" but I lost a lot of friends. And they were good friends too. I am so foolish. Especially when I find it hard to make new friends. They wont ever be replaced. But I'm trying not to dwell on it because I am moving soon anyway to go to University. I would have had to have seperated from them then anyway.