As long as I can remember, my mom has been using some kind of controlled substance. I wasn't in preschool yet and she was already smoking pot and doing other drugs and alcohol. If it wasn't here then it was her friends that frequent our home just to hang out and smoke in front of the kids. I remember seeing a weird plant in the front yard. My mom would spend extra time and care into this plant. Years later I found out that it was Marijuana. Jezzz. She use to hang them in the back yard and dry them out. They had the odor that is unmistakable. Later in life I too became a borderline Alcoholic. I tried pot 3 or 4 times in my whole life but I was never addicted to it. So that's my early life story. My mom has since passed away due to complications of lifetime drug and alcohol abuse.