Do threats ever work? I've heard of parents who use threats to get their kids to stop using drugs. To be honest I doubt that this method would work because the kid could still continue using drugs but stay away from their parents when they are "high." So while the parents might think the threats worked, their child would still be using drugs and by the time they realize that their kids still are using drugs it might be too late to help them. What else would they have in their arsenal to use, if threats is all they had? Any advice you'd offer parents who think using threats is a good way to get their kids to stop using drugs?