Young people

Are you worried about your drug and alcohol use?

  • Do you think about drugs and alcohol every day?
  • Is it hard to say ‘no’ if it is offered to you?
  • Do you take drugs, or drink alcohol, when you are on your own?
  • Does taking drugs, or drinking alcohol, get in the way of everything else that you do?

If you have answered ‘yes’ any of these questions, then you may need to contact us – you can refer yourself to our service if you think we can help.

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Are you worried about someone else’s drug and alcohol use?

If you are worried that your parents, carers, brothers or sisters have a problem with drugs or alcohol, we can help with that too.

Lots of young people want to know about drugs and alcohol.

You may want to find out more information about drugs and alcohol so that you are better informed about what they can do; you may have tried some drugs and want to know more about them, or you may be using this website because you are worried about your own, or someone else’s, drug or alcohol use.

It is very easy for people to find that they have a problem, drugs and alcohol can have a negative impact on your life. The most commonly used drugs are alcohol and tobacco. There are many other drugs that can be addictive, some of these are legal and some are illegal.

Other legal substances, such as petrol and glue, can also be very harmful; and even medicines like painkillers and sleeping tablets can be addictive if they are not used in the way they were prescribed.

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