Graham was raised by loving parents. However, his attitude toward them began to change when he first began using marijuana. Eventually, he was no longer the smiling boy his family had known and loved. Instead, he was an angry and insolent young man who refused to listen to his parents or others in authority because he believed himself to be smarter than them. These radical changes brought him to the Paul Anderson Youth Home where he became confronted with a very real and honest reflection of who he had become.