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Drugs advice and information

This quiz can help you understand your drug use.

Once you've answered the questions we'll help you work out what to do next.

Scroll down to read advice on making changes to improve your health and wellbeing.

Make a plan

If you want to control your drug use, start by making a plan.

Think about when and where you use drugs. Decide what you want to change.

If you can, talk to friends or family about your drug use - asking for help can make a big difference.

Changing can be hard, but it's possible with the right support. Take some time and be gentle with yourself.

Contact your GP or a drug service if you have any immediate concerns about your drug use.

Note down your triggers
  • Make a note of when, where and why you have taken drugs over the last few months, and who you take them with.  Are there any patterns?
  • If there are patterns, make a list of things that seem to trigger or be linked to your drug use.
  • Thinking of the triggers you wrote down, make a plan for how you can reduce the chances of one or more of them.
  • Be prepared for the changes to take some time and for there to be setbacks. Try not to beat yourself up; instead see this as part of the learning process. What happened and what can you do differently next time?
Stay busy

Try to do other things that you enjoy with people who don't use drugs or drink excessively. This is a great way to avoid temptation and help you stick to your plans. 

If you cut back on drugs you'll have more time and money. Why not do something that you've been meaning to do? You could also start a new hobby or see people you've lost touch with.

You're not on your own. There's a lot of support online and in your community - take a look at the useful websites below.

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