Aaaaaaand by the time this even comes up chances are the weed is going to be just as legal as the beer, but anyway.
The problem? Is that until you actually go down the road you can't know if you're one of those take or leave it types or someone who gets hooked like crazy from the first.
|Kids, mom and dad are gonna know if you're on the drugs|
Heck, contrary to what an ex who'd gotten just enough psych treatment at that point to think himself an expert said ("Watch out, you have an addictive personality!"), I couldn't even stay addicted to cigarettes after smoking a pack and a half a day once upon a time when that kind of thing was affordable.
Other people? Get the appeal.
|At least he was still down with dental hygiene|
But back to dabbling. The way I see it some kids are going to dabble in drugs in high school and college and so if I suspect my kids have not listened to my suggestion to simply stay away, here is the advice I'm going to follow up with:
For the love of all that's good in the world, if you're going to try drugs stick to the ones that grow in the ground or were made by Big Pharma. Do not ever, ever, ever ingest something that was made in some loser's basement using pilfered chem class equipment and a toaster oven. Just because something looks like a pill or like candy does not mean that the person who made it knows how he made it or, worse, didn't decide to throw in a little something extra to make the batch go further.
|Not even once.|
My hope is that my kids take after me and so would probably need a very specific set of circumstances to both want to try crazy drugs and then want to keep doing them, but who knows. I know it's something we'll have to talk about soon and then again and again as they get older and have more questions. No one plans for their kids to become addicts and most parents probably do everything they can to prevent it. But it happens. May as well start thinking about it now.
What have you told your kids about drugs? How old are they? What do you plan to tell them when they're older?