Drugs

Drugs including Alcohol

 

Drugs refer to substances that change the way your brain works and affect how you think, act and feel. Most people have tried alcohol or another drug; however, we can often underestimate the effects that they have on our bodies and minds.


All drugs have NEGATIVE effects and if you are considering using a drug it is important that you know how it will affect your body both in the short and long term. If you use a drug including alcohol a lot you may find that it is not enjoyable anymore and it is hard to reduce or stop using it. There is help. You can talk with a counsellor, nurse or GP.

 

Some websites and contacts that may be useful 

http://alcoholdrughelp.org.nz/ 

www.moh.govt.nz/

www.urge.co.nz/

www.reachout.com.au/

www.homepages.ihug.co.nz/~pryde/

www.alac.org.nz


Alcohol drug line 0800 787 797

Kids line 0800 543 754 

Youth line 0800 37 66 33