The amount of times I've had to shout "DON'T USE THAT FORK IN THE TOASTER!"...
My parents used very skillful ways of tackling the "don't do drugs" problem.
When I was younger, a girl died of a drug overdose, and to help other people learn, her family made a video about her life, the photographed her dead body, they interviewed her drug dealers, and they released it to the public on the tv.
My parents sat me and my friend down and let us watch it and I can tell you, I learned a hell of a lot then.
I knew everything in that video, about how bad drugs could get, but seeing it properly made me think more about it.
Not to mention a death of a cousin in my family who had been in rehab for years, who took drugs just as she left and payed the consequences.
A smart person learns from their own mistakes, while a wise one learns from others' mistakes.
How right you are TrojZyr.