Over the years in the U.S., teachers and many others who work with children and teens have done what they can to try to influence youths to stay away from illegal drugs. And I'm sure that a lot of these adults, at times, feel frustrated, as lots of teens elect to try drugs anyway, sometimes with devastating consequences. But for those who try to persuade youths to stay away from illegal drugs and feel frustrated that their message often falls on deaf ears, I would like to say that the anti-drug program in my high school back in the 1990's worked for me. I was successfully persuaded to stay away from drugs. So for any adult who feels like their message isn't getting through to youths, think again. Some youngsters do listen.