well, i just read this whole thread and have some thoughts...mostly random, but i want to see what you guys think. First off, i am 16, and have never got high, or drunk. I have no problem with people doing some drugs, but in moderation. The only reason i havent tried is that i have a feeling i will get addicted and just go downhill. Also, when reading an earlier part of this thread, i read about somebody talking about how they feel about teaching there kids about drugs. Honestly, i think it varies from kid to kid. I have one friend whose dad has smoked weed as far as i know for his whole life. He would occasionaly let my friend take hits of a cigar. Just last year my friend found his stash of weed. since then, he has turned into a huge druggie, and is now somewhere around a class rank of 6th to last out of 600ish. my parents on the other hand (as far as i know) dont smoke. they know that ill probably go to parties and get drunk and what not and they have told me when that happens to just call them up and as long as i dont drive or whatever ill be fine. I think that is a good, realistic approach. I know many kids my age who just totally look at anyone who smokes as a dumbass, and i dont agree with it. I guess those are the kids whose parents feel weed and alcohol is a taboo...well that ends my rant and im guessing its not going to make any sense to you guys but feel free to comment!