I was wondering what your ideas and experiences have been on teaching difficult children about drugs. This is something I am very worried about for the future. As hard as difficult child is now, I can only imagine how much harder and how much worse off he will be should he become an addict. My cousin was a difficult child from the time he was very young. He had ADHD and another learning disability. I know my aunt and uncle really tried to help him, but he always struggled. In high school, things went way downhill when a friend introduced him to cocaine. He became an addict and everything has been awful since--he dropped out of high school, never held a job, and has been to prison for stealing. His girlfriends prostitute themselves for drug money. He has been to rehab 5 times, and my aunt has tried so hard to help him, but he never stays clean long after he leaves. He steals from everyone. His life is just a mess. I am so worried that my difficult child may end up on this tragic path. difficult child often likes to feel defiant to me, so sometimes I wonder if maybe I should tell him I WANT him to do drugs, cause then maybe he will avoid them! Mostly kidding of course, but I feel like me telling him not to do drugs might not have much affect on him since he likes to defy me. difficult child is pretty vain--he has olive skin with these bright blue eyes and long eyelashes that people comment on so difficult child thinks of himself as very handsome (and he is!) I wonder if I show him photos of meth addicts if that will affect him, since he likes looking nice. I don't know--how have you taught your difficult children about drugs?