As I am looking over secondary prompts for last year I am starting to realize that there is a lot of breathing room as far as how you could answer the questions. This raises the question for me if there are some topics that medical schools dont want to hear about/are inappropriate. To serve as a launching point, my father was an alcoholic that basically wrecked his life when I was fairly young (like 1st grade) and he came in and out of my life for the next 10 years. Can I talk about this in questions that ask if I want to provide more information? I believe it strongly impacted me against drugs and addiction because I have personally borne witness to the negative effects they have, but I dont want to look like im using it to gather pity either.