A question for parents of teen difficult children: what do you do about the druggy peers who are instrumental in influencing your difficult child toward the darkness? I've often thought about cornering them, one by one as they come by to visit the difficult child, with this declaration: "Look, my kid is obviously smoking pot and getting into trouble, and he seems to be doing this in league with you. Let me be very clear: if I have even the slightest hint that you are involved in his drug use, either as supply or as cohort, I will do all I can to bring you to the attention of your parents and the authorities (and not necessarily in that order)--period. I'm not playing--if you can't deal with this, best to stay away." The difficult child will hate you for this, of course, but he's going to claim to (or sincerely) hate you anyway for anything you do to combat his descent, and in my opinion it's a pitched battle with the forces within him and without him that can lead him to ruin or even death, and I'm not inclined to leave any weapon on the shelf for the life of my child. A difficult child doesn't become a druggy difficult child without some help from friends. Yes, we hold our kids accountable for what they do, as well we should. But that druggy friend of his who comes over all the time to visit? Grrrrr.....Is there a pond I can throw his worthless !@# into? I can at least bar him from the premises, right? What do others do?