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That is certainly true. It’s the reason the “War On Drugs” has been such a huge disaster.

I was listening to a report on the news today about young people abusing prescription drugs like Adderal  and Ritalin. And it was all the typical doom and gloom if you do it once you will die stuff. The one doctor said “cemeteries are full of people who thought they would just try it once”. Which is an extreme exaggeration. That kind of stuff is what pushes kids to experiment more with drugs. Because instead of being realistic and saying that it’s not good for you and it might kill you they blow it out of proportion make it sound ridiculous. Then no one believes it.

My parents had a very relaxed attitude towards alcohol. Though they didn’t drink a lot when they did  I was always allowed to have a bit. Even when I drank a whole beer once when they weren’t looking they didn’t really say much. They probably thought the headache was punishment enough. And they were right. I still don’t like beer to this day.

The only thing I did overindulge in was the Cherry Brandy. They never should have let me taste that one.

But it worked. By the time I was old enough to drink the experimentation phase was already over. I knew what I liked and didn’t like and I rarely drank too much. When I was 16 I went to a friend’s work party. There was a bar because most of the people were adults. I could easily pass for 19 and no one knew the difference because they didn’t know me. The next day when I was talking about the dinner and the door prize I won my mother nonchalantly said “so what did you have to drink?’ I immediately confessed that I had rum and coke. And all she said was “I’m glad you were honest about it.”