I stumbled into something written by a parent who doesn't know how to help his son and realized that there are many parents who are faced with the same dilemma. This parent had discovered that his son had started smoking and he tried to offer the boy some advice. The boy however would not take advice from an alcoholic. You drink, the boy told his father, and I smoke. We aren't that different you and I. Question: is there a way parents who are drug addicts can convince their children to stop using drugs if they [the kids] have just started experimenting?