Substance misuse

Whether you are worried about yourself or someone else who may be misusing alcohol or drugs, help is available to deal with it.

There are lots of reasons why people take drugs or misuse alcohol:

  • Because friends are doing it
  • To look popular in front of people
  • To help them forget about feeling sad or hopeless
  • Problems at home or problems at school
  • They may like the thought of doing something dangerous or illegal
  • They are forced to
  • Being put under pressure to take alcohol or drugs as a dare. 

Where can I go for help?