I was born and raised in a christian family and so certain codes of conduct were expected of us as children. I came from a family of seven and into adulthood we all tried to stay on our christian path. Soon several of us had our own kids and did what we could to instill the same values we were taught as children. Today, I still struggle to understand how two of my nephews ended up smoking and apparently addicted to weed. "I just didn't see it coming". Speaking of myself, I am anything but perfect so I am never quick to condemn or criticize. I often wish that others in my family could be more understanding as it relates my nephews. I came to this forum for the primary purpose of understanding and finding ways to help my family and friends. Perhaps I might also be able to offer some encouragement to someone here as well. I still ask the question. "Do you see it coming"? The drugs, the alcohol, the signs pointing to an addiction? I reckon you do at times and maybe for whatever reason we ignore those signs. What's your opinion?