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 







Alcohol drug line 0800 787 797

Kids line 0800 543 754 

Youth line 0800 37 66 33