Sat Sri Akal, I belong to a very religious Sikh family, and I am a mother of an 18 year old son who has been abusing alcohol & drugs for the past 3 years. My husband and I have tried to help him but unfortunately we have had no success in our efforts to stop him from using drugs & alcohol. Some of the approaches we have tried are : Grounded him or taking away privleges Talking to him about harmful effects of his drug use. Family intervention through our elders, his siblings and cousins. Offered and started professional counseling. Offered rewards for stopping etc.... I am hoping to talk with other sikh parents who are facing similar situation and how they dealt with something similar. I am also interested to hear from past drug users for any suggestions on how to help him break from this addiction.