We know removing a person from a particular environment can be of use when beating addiction, however, what about prevention? I have a relative who is fairly young, and we are concerned that the people he has contact with might lead him towards a path of drug and alcohol dependence. For example, his mother found a small bag with 3 methamphetamine pills behind the couch cushions after a party he threw over the weekend. As far as I am aware he is not addicted to any substance, but is everyone being overprotective - or is this legitimate cause to talk to him about trying to start cutting ties with his poorer choice of friends??