Need some honest opinions here. One semester in school my transcripts will reflect three Ws and some serious falling grades. Reason = family issues, but not your run of the mill, warm and fuzzy "granny was sick and I had to go work the farm" type. Mine was instead the debacle of a parent sent to rehab for drugs. (Mind you this was their second stint) What made this even lovlier was the fact that it was precepted by the cops and DEA. The Cleavers, we are not. Here is my problem. This issue could come up because of the transcript (who am I kidding? It will definitely be a flag), the interview questions that ask "tell me about the worst time of your life", or countless other ways. Should I be honest? My instinct is not to be. I have the shame that always accompanies children of addicts/alcoholics that generally involves protecting the secret at all costs. Plus, I'm really hoping that moving away will distant me from this. I don't want pity points, or to be looked at like trash. Thoughts?