I started wondering about this and thought maybe some of the parents here would be the people to ask. Many times on tv and in movies and even when talking to people, I hear people say that someone has a problem because they cannot "handle" this or that drug or alcohol or whatever. It has been around for a long time, this idea that things are okay to take/use if you can handle them. I do know that some people are able to drink in moderation with-o it ever becoming a problem. Are there people who can use drugs like cocaine/heroin/pot/whatever on a casual basis and not become addicted? I don't know anyone who can use tobacco that way. I might be the closest because I only want cigarettes when I am depressed. I finally figured it out a few years ago and now i go back on prozac if I start to want a cigarette. It works within 3-4 days and while on prozac I don't want cigarettes even if I have them and am around smokers a lot. I just have never met/heard of anyone who could use cocaine/heroin/meth on a once-in-a-while basis. Do people who can do that exist? Or are they a myth that helps people justify using? It is okay if you don't know, or if you have different opinions. I just started realizing how many times I have heard that so and so "just couldn't handle" partying, cocaine, whatever and wondered if there really is anyone who can "handle" it with-o having any kind of addiction problems?