I'm trying to put an old dude band together just for kicks - not to make money or nothing like that... I'm almost 50 and I recently connected with my old "high school" guitarist. Just to kick back and have a couple beers and have my 18 year old neighbor bang the drums while we try to rock it. (while we look for a 50 year old drummer). Old guitar friend (we had a band back in highschool) says that alcohol is absolutely out of the question, especially in front of an 18 year old. I agreed that we won't drink while he is around, but next thing I know...I go into my bathroom (thinking that it was empty) and find him with a needle in his lower leg. He told me that he is diabetic and that it was insulin. I don't believe him and now...I find out the 18 year old is smoking pot in my basement and blowing the fumes out the bulkhead. (I suprised him while letting my dogs out...he peeped out the basement and was shocked to see me standing there). Now the 18 year old neighbor is telling me it is for medical reasons... ***? Why do drugs and music always seem to go together? I'm going solo. EDIT/UPDATE: Thanks to many of the replies here I was able to find out the truth without accusing my friend, so all ended well - I admit I am embarrassed to have jumped to the wrong conclusion but I guess that is part of the human condition. Yes, I learned a valuable lesson, and thanks again to those of you who helped me see the light!