Much like sex education, it is increasingly clear that abstinence only teaching simply does not work. You can not tell today's youth "Drugs are bad do not do them and expect them to listen when they know a guy who lives by them that gets high or does X or cocaine at parties and is not out robbing old ladies and does not look like your archetypal "druggie". Should schools be more proactive in teaching kids the good and bad of drugs, giving them balanced information of the effects and side effects of drug use. Thus allowing them to make better informed decisions. Also teaching them the legal consequences of being caught with drugs, possibly having ex addicts come in and give talks. I mean as parents it falls to us primarily but not all parents have experience with drugs or the knowledge.