Drugs lie. They promise that you'll be independent and feel good. But they give you something quite different. They make you dependent on the drugs, and that doesn't feel good at all. Alcohol, the nicotine in cigarettes, marijuana, cocaine . . . each is a drug, and each can lead you along the same addiction process.
One of many parents' biggest fears is that their child will use alcohol or drugs. Alcohol or drug use can harm your child's growing brain. And use can develop into addiction. So, it is a serious issue. If you suspect that your child is using, take action. Getting help and attention early allows for the best outcome.