I know this will vary between countries but I'm interested to hear your thoughts on education surrounding addiction. Growing up in New Zealand we had some education regarding drugs and addiction. The teachers supplied us with some information about the chemicals in various drugs, and a small amount of information about the effects these can have. They did not delve (at least in my schools) into addiction itself or treatment. I remember being quite confused when they explained that there were hundreds of chemicals in cigarettes, but only one chemical in marijuana. I think their message was a little bit lost on me because I didn't understand why the 'more dangerous' (i.e. 'it had more chemicals in it') one was legal. That is about all I remember relating to drug/addiction education at school. I feel like it would have been helpful to have more information regarding what addiction is and the treatment process. More information around these topics would help young people who have family members struggling with addiction, as well as if any of their friends have similar problems.