Are there more of our young on drugs today than when I was a youth (59)??? Or am I just noticing it more since it is in my home??? I went to the gym today and one of my classmates was telling me she was tired because they had the 2 &4 yo grands now, and they may have them permanently. She was telling me she just doesn't have the energy to run her business and care for toddlers, but she doesn't feel as if she has a choice. I knew her son used drugs (small town lol) but I guess the mother does too. I feel too old to raise children, she will be 80 when they turn 20! A distance relatives 28 yo was sent to prison for armed robbery (drugs), after 8 years (he was lucky) he violated parole (drugs again) and was sent back to prison for 2 more years. Now he says he can't find a job (not really looking still using) and lives with his mother. His mother works long hours and pays for everything for him including cigarettes. The mother gets very angry when anyone says something to her about 'this is not really helping him'. She is buying him a car!!!!!!! Hubby and I were watching a movie this week and the attorney and sherriff were shown smoking pot. Are we so used to seeing drug use that our youth sees it as 'normal' behavior????? Before I retired, some of the people I worked with talked about smoking pot with their parents and thought it should be legalized as it was no worse than drinking alcohol. I think if it was legalized it may get some of the crime off the street, maybe not. I don't know if I am more aware of it now, but I do think it is much worse than when I was growing up. And easier to find!