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Obama To Students: "I Got Into Drinking. I Experimented With Drugs"

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) gave high school students on Tuesday a lesson in what not to do: he told them he experimented with drugs and booze when he was their age.

Obama made the disclosures long ago, in his best selling memoir, "Dreams From My Father," which has made youthful drug use a non-issue in his political life. Still, Obama rarely brings up this aspect of his past while on the campaign trail.

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